Village of Montgomery, New York

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-30
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Noted for its picturesque historic districts and venerable homes, the village of Montgomery is nestled into northern Orange County, bounded by the Wallkill River in the shadow of the Comfort Hills. Filled with rare photographs dating from the 1870s to the present, Village of Montgomery focuses on the history of the hamlet and its churches, roads, businesses, schools, and cemeteries, providing insight into how village residents lived, worked, and played in years past. The insightful text accompanying each photograph reveals intriguing and little-known facts about the village and its people.

Author Biography

The book's authors have long been heavily engaged in the village community. Robert L. Williams served as Town of Montgomery historian for 10 years, has authored numerous titles, and has led the preservation effort for several historic sites, including the ruins of the Colden Mansion. Marc Newman, a published author and research historian, has taught history in New York and Florida for more than 40 years. Orange County legislator Stephen Brescia, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, has served as the village's mayor for 20 years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Early Historyp. 9
Churches, Cemeteries, and Schoolsp. 17
Firefighters and Fire Departmentp. 27
Historic Buildings and Districtsp. 41
Crabtree and Patchettp. 61
Businessesp. 71
Recreationp. 95
Transportationp. 109
Montgomery of the Recent Pastp. 115
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