New Home and Day School. . . for those who desire to send their children for a time from the shelter of their own homes (and more)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Stephen A. Burt was the former owner and occupant of the dwelling of the New Home and Day School. The following news release of October 7, 1878, states:

It is situated in the quiet little village of Bellvale, in the southern part of Orange County, one and one-half miles from Stone Bridge Station on the Erie Railway and about two and three-fourths hours from New York City by three trains daily.

The Village of Bellvale has two stores, a post office with daily mail, and all the industries usual in a place of its size. For over forty years it has contained no tavern nor drinking saloon, its inhabitants having filed in the Orange County Clerk’s office a petition signed by all owners of real estate within one mile of the center of the village requesting the Licensing Board to grant no license within its limits; consequently no case of intoxication, originating here, is ever seen.

With healthful mountain air, cheerful scenery, and freedom from many of the objectionable features of large railway towns, and with convenient access to the cities of eastern New York, we think this school offers peculiar advantages to those who desire to send their children for a time from the shelter of their own homes.

(The above was taken from an ADVERTISER scrapbook.)