Barbara Davis has inspired us with her work at the Library for years with her talks and walks, her tours and lures of exciting people to hear music and learn about the great History of New Rochelle. Now you can buy New Rochelle (Images of America), a new book on the great History of New Rochelle. It is available at the New Rochelle Public Library and online through Amazon.com,
New Rochelle (Images of America) is amazing, with stories and pictures of New Rochelle, with stories of greats like Lou Gehrig, and the Civil War History, the art and music greats that were here and are here..all proceeds go to the New Rochelle Public Library’s History Efforts.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.com:
Soon after the first train barreled through town on December 25, 1848, New Rochelle was transformed from a quiet agricultural community into one of America’s premier suburban communities. At the beginning of the 20th century, New Rochelle became a sought-after residential community, just 45 minutes from Broadway. Sweeping waterfront views and recreation, a rapidly growing retail center, and a deep history led to tremendous growth and prosperity. Because of its two commuter rails, and later the advent of the automobile, the city’s population more than quadrupled in four decades, reaching 54,000 by 1930. New Rochelle attracted and inspired an extraordinary number of prominent individuals in the arts, theater, finances, sports, and social activism. Among these national trendsetters are such notables as artist Norman Rockwell, sports legend Lou Gehrig, and suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt.
About the Author
Barbara Davis is the city historian for New Rochelle and the community relations coordinator for the New Rochelle Public Library. The images in New Rochelle, culled from the New Rochelle Public Library’s extensive collection, capture the people, places, and events of this unique but microcosmic American community.
You can buy New Rochelle (Images of America) here:
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