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American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, 1917

TO THE LEGISLATURE OF
THE STATE OF NEW YORK

TRANSMITTED TO THE

LEGISLATURE MAY 3,

1917

FOUNDED BY ANDREW H. GREEN AND
INCORPORATED BY THE LEGISLATURE
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, 1895

Headquarters: No. 154 Nassau Street, New York, N. Y.

ALBANY
J. B. LYON COMPANY, PRINTERS

1917

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* Philipse Manor IIall: Location and description..

Maintenance

Washington's Birthday celebration.

Memorial Day celebration......

Other patriotic exercises and work.

Cochran Art Collection, catalogue.

Visitors

Financial statement

* John Boyd Thacher Park: Location and description..

Maintenance and repairs.....

Administrative center; building moved.

Bungalow moved and remodeled..

Roads and gutters....

Labor Center; buildings needed.

Visitors; visit of State Geologists.

No Man's land

Financial statement

*Battle Island Park: Improvement begun.

*Tappan Monument property......

Shakespeare tablet deeded to Society.

General Nathaniel Woodhull tablet..

New York City History: Iligh price for prints.

Calendar dates in New York history.

New York City landmarks.

Colonnade in Lafayette street.

Horn House, No. 1641 Broadway, demolished.

Washington's Headquarters (Jumel Mansion), new book..

High Bridge threatened with disfigurement.

Hunt IIouse on Hunt's Point demolished.

Tiffany House on Hunt's Point burned.

Murray Hill landmark history.

Rockaway Point fort begun.

New York City Archæology.

Discoveries in 1916...,

Dyckman farm-house relics

Discoveries at Washington's Headquarters (Jumel Mansion)
Discoveries on garden site near Fort George.....
Discovery of a Revolutionary counterfeiter's work.
Discovery of Revolutionary earthwork at Richmond, S. I.
Discovery of an old ship in the Subway....

Books on Revolutionary relics sent to British regiments.

Field trips around New York.....

Publication of Common Council Minutes.

Mayor's committee

New York City churches: Trinity Church's real estate policy..

St. John's Chapel: Fate in the balance....

* In the custody of this Society.

New York City churches — (Continued):

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St. Paul's Chapel: 150th anniversary...

194

Jolm Street Methodist Church: 150th anniversary.

195

First Presbyterian Church: 200th anniversary..

196

Brick Presbyterian Church: Refusal to sell.

197

Scotch Presbyterian Church: 160th anniversary.

198

Uses for old churches....

198

New York County Court House: Building postponed on account of the

199

Stadium at the New York City College.

200

Founders' Day celebrated in New York.

203

Preparedness Parade in New York...

204

Fourth of July celebration in New York..

208

Lafayette Day celebration in New York..

219

Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

219

History of the Statue of Liberty..

220

Permanent illumination inaugurated..

225

Catskill Aqueduct celebration...

226

Staten Island Indian history: History of Fort Wadsworth site. 227

City Hall Park: Reclamation of post-office site hoped' for.

241

Central Park: Moving picture film museum proposed.

243

Stadium proposed

241

Political propaganda prevented..

244

Central Park West railroad tracks..

245

Riverside Park: The West Side improvement.

246

Fort Tryon Park: Given to City...

246

Dyckman Park and House dedicated..

247

Inwood Hill Park: Acquisition of land begun.

249

Ewen Park: Given to the city.

249

Sea Beaches public property.

251

West Side improvement...

252

A controversy which has become historic..

252

The West Side problem stated.

254

The revised plan

256

Status of railroad company's franchise.

262

Exchange of lands and easements.

266

Arguments against the plan.

267

Arguments in favor of the plan...

271

Chronology of events in 1916 and 1917.

276

Livingston Mansion at Dobb’s Ferry, N. Y., purchased.

285

Croton Point Park proposed....

286

Washington's Headquarters at North Castle, N. Y.

290

Peekskill Village Centennial celebration...

290

Fort Montgomery: Popolopen bridge opened..

293

Restoration of fort begun.

293

Sloan's Mountain redoubt....

294

Washington's Statue at West Point dedicated.

295

Tilden Monument at Malden-on-Hudson dedicated.

295

Fishkill Church Bi-centennial celebration...

297

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