Lehigh and Hudson Railroad – 1927

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“Warwick in History” – The following are some facts taken from an article, “THE VILLAGE GREEN AT WISNER”, which appeared in an issue of  THE L & H SEMAPHORE in 1927.

Wisner has the Lehigh and Hudson Railroad to thank for the half-acre of lawn in the middle of the village which transforms what otherwise would be an ordinary little railroad settlement into something of the dignity and beauty of an old England Village. The buildings of Wisner, arranged as they are around the village green, with a background of huge maples growing along Wawayanda Creek, and a touch of rainbow color added by Mrs. Wilbur Paddock’s beautiful flower garden,  form a village of vibrant pride in its appearance.

The work of keeping the half-acre of grass cut is divided by Howard Quackenbush, L & H agent; and Thomas Powell, Manager of Borden’s, both being from Bellvale.

Years before, when the route of the L & H was being laid out, there was question as to whether it was to go through Wisner, then Stone Bridge, or Bellvale.  Since it was decided that the railroad should not come to Bellvale, Bellvale now has come to the Railroad.