Warwick Historical Society to Host “On The Streets Where You Live,” An Historic Photographic Ramble Through Warwick Villages and Hamlets

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks | 0 comments

Warwick Historical Society to Host “On The Streets Where You Live,” An Historic Photographic Ramble Through Warwick Villages and Hamlets

The early roads of Warwick often followed Native American trails before they grew into the roads we know today. King’s Highway, a completed public highway by 1734, closely follows an old Algonquin trail connecting Danskammer (near New Windsor) with another Algonquin center near Philadelphia. Early on, it was known as the Wawayanda Path, but locally it has been called by several names over the years. On the Beers Atlas of 1875, we find that it is called Hudson Street, it then became East Main St., per the Mueller Atlas of 1903, but by 1904 it officially became Colonial Avenue as we know it today. All along it, you can still find many examples of early buildings along with an occasional arrowhead or other early artifact.

These early roads gave rise to all of our Warwick villages and hamlets and the railways soon followed. Cathyrn Anders, Archivist Volunteer for the Warwick Historical Society would like to share this evolution through a photographic ramble along some of the highways and byways of early Warwick. Please join her for “On The Streets Where You Live,” a new Warwick Historical Society Curator’s Choice Talk, to take place on June 4th at 7pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center. The talk will include Amity, Greenwood Lake, Florida, Edenville, Pine Island, Bellvale as well as Warwick Village. Ms. Anders will include landmarks both lost and still standing, as well as images of hotels and taverns, means of transport, and bridges. The Society’s map collection, particularly the 1875 and 1903 Atlas maps, will be used to convey snapshots of the growth of the town’s villages and hamlets.

Since space is limited, reservations are requested on by calling (845) 986-3236 or joining the Facebook event page. $10.00 per person at the door. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served.