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Montebello in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bayard Lane

(Founded 1935)

 
 
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The Historical Society of Rockland County
1. Bayard Lane Marker
Inscription. Bayard Lane (named after Blandina Bayard, an early Ramapo settler) was the first of the back-to-the-land homestead communities formed by Ralph Borsodi, the economist who established The Independence Foundation to promote and finance their development. A cooperative enterprise of forty acres, it comprised seventeen homesteads on plots of one to three acres for families seeking greater economic independence. Site of the School of Living, founded to teach principles of agrarian self-sufficiency.
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 8.197′ N, 74° 7.593′ W. Marker is in Montebello, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Haverstraw Road and Bayard Lane on Haverstraw Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School of Living (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montebello (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cobblestone Farm (approx. one mile away); Suffern Grammar School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Suffern’s Tavern
Bayard Lane House image. Click for full size.
The Historical Society of Rockland County
2. Bayard Lane House
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Horse Watering Trough (approx. 1.9 miles away); Soldier’s Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); This Cannon “Independence” (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montebello.
 
More about this marker. Bayard Lane Association, sponsor
 
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Bayard Lane House image. Click for full size.
The Historical Society of Rockland County
3. Bayard Lane House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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