Tag Archives: Historic New Rochelle

Peter Faneuil – Former New Rochelle Resident (Circa 1700)

We all know that there is a Faneuil Hall in Boston, built in 1742 by the wealthy French merchant, Peter Faneuil. Did you know that he was born in New Rochelle on June 20, 1700? His wealthy parents fled France … Continue reading

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Waterfront Homes, New Rochelle, 10805 – Home of the Huguenots – 30 Malysana Lane

New Rochelle – Home of the Huguenots It is always interesting to learn about a community, its history, and I think it also helps to understand the naming of streets, parks and the essence of a city. New Rochelle, home … Continue reading

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Lathers Park, New Rochelle, 10801

Did you know that Colonel Lathers – who was born in Ireland on Christmas Day 1821 – came over when he was just 6 months old, later became Colonel of the thirty-first Regiment of South Carolina in 1841 under a … Continue reading

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Build a New House for $3-5000 – New Rochelle

Yes, as unbelievable as that may seem in today’s real estate market, such was the dictate given in the 1800’s in New Rochelle when it was decided to develop some 70 acres of farmland, woods, orchard and un-drained marshland what … Continue reading

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