Gifts to the Community

Kennedy monument

Centennial Birthday of its Hometown President, John F. Kennedy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy and the Village of Bronxville marked the one-hundredth birthday of President John F. Kennedy on May 29, 2017, by unveiling and dedicating a monument near the corner of Pondfield Road and Gramatan Avenue recognizing the Kennedy family’s residence in Bronxville from 1929 until 1941. Until that...
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Yellow Brick Road Bronxville

Conservancy Saves our Yellow Brick Road

Brick roads, adding much to the character and appeal of Bronxville, were built on the steepest parts of the Lawrence Park Hilltop, a National Historic District, early in the last century to provide more traction when going up and down the hill. Through the years, many have been paved over,...
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The Restoration of Bronxville’s Distinctive but Aging Street Signs

Bronxville’s iconic, architecturally distinctive and historically significant street signs have been restored to a standard not seen since their original design and installation in the 1920s. This achievement represents an excellent example of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy working with the Village of Bronxville to provide both historical architectural advice and...
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Exclusive Sponsorship of the Eastchester 350th Anniversary Celebration’s K-12 Educational Program

In the fall of 2013, the Conservancy awarded $10,000 in funding to become the exclusive sponsor of the Eastchester 350th Anniversary Celebration’s K-12 Educational Program. The following school year, students in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville — public as well as parochial and private — had the opportunity to learn local...
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Lighting Fixtures Restored for the Historic Women’s Club of Bronxville

Both the main and south entrances to the Women’s Club of Bronxville, where many a young man and miss have trotted inside for their dancing and etiquette lessons with Miss Covington — now Miss Barclay — are graced once again with lovely lighting fixtures, thanks to the Bronxville Historical Conservancy....
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The Bronxville Veterans Memorial Honors our Service Men and Women

THE BRONXVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL website features a list of more than 1,500 men and women from the Bronxville area who have served or are serving our country today as well as a collage of historic photos from WW I and II. It also has an interactive search capability allowing users...
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Avon Lanterns

When Bronxville resident Renee Byers learned that graceful wrought-iron lamps once spanned the granite columns at the two main entrances to Avon Road, her thoughts turned toward re-creating history. With help from the Village Historian Eloise Morgan, Renee found the originals in bits and pieces in a cob-webbed corner of...
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Sound System for Traditional Village Christmas Pageant

When lack of a sound system gave a whole new meaning to “Silent Night,” the Conservancy researched a way to help the community with its nearly 100 year old holiday tradition. It purchased a new audio system for use not only by the Pageant, but for other civic organizations and...
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Restoration of Architectural Model of Bronxville Library

Thanks to the granddaughter of architect Harry Leslie Walker, a scale model of the Bronxville Public Library dating from the time of its original design has been donated to the library. Given by Elizabeth Mouzon, Walker’s daughter, the model bears the title “Study for Public Library Building, Bronxville, New York”...
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Support for the Bronxville History Center

The Conservancy has provided a variety of support to the Bronxville History Center and the work of the village historian. Among these were funds to equip the History Center, located in the lower levels of the Bronxville Public Library, with a state-0f-the-art computer and copier/printer/fax/scanner, with wireless Internet connections. In...
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