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Collyer Farm Pond and New City Park Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
Collyer Farm Pond and New City Park Marker
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Collyer Farm Pond and New City Park
The 19th century mill pond and dam, sawmill, icehouse and farmhouse had outlived its productive days when Omley, Hansen and Hall of an American Scandinavian group discovered it in 1926. With the Depression, the summer community soon became . . . — Map (db m44210) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Lake Dam
This dam, constructed in 1995, replaced an original weakened stone and earthen dam built more than a century ago to create a recreational area for the St. Rita Parish of New York City. The Dutch called this stream, an easterly branch of the . . . — Map (db m44281) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers School
The Congers School opened in 1928 as a high school. Students came from as far away as West Nyack and Tappan, often traveling by train to the Congers Station. Centralization of Clarkstown’s schools resulted in the building of the Clarkstown . . . — Map (db m44286) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Station
In 1880 the fledgling Jersey City & Albany Railway Co. completed a track through this area on easements granted by Abraham and Mary Conger, large landholders and prominent citizens. In 1883 a new railroad timetable listed the stop as . . . — Map (db m44285) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers World War I Memorial1917       1918
This tablet is erected in honor of the men of Congers New York who served in the World War Louis Behrens • Joseph E. Chasse • Frank Conklin • G.A.R. Cropsey • James Denton • Louis G. Didion • Arthur Douglas • Howard P. Eckhart • Ralph Eckhart • . . . — Map (db m44318) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Doctor Davies Farm
This farm homestead built c. 1836 was part of a 450-acre farm extending from Rockland Lake to the Hudson River. In 1891, this portion of the farm became the home of artist Arthur Bowen Davies, a pioneer in modern art in America, and his wife, Lucy . . . — Map (db m44211) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Kings Highway
This road was a main artery of travel through the county for more than two centuries, connecting Hudson River communities from New Jersey to Albany. Originally an Indian trail, it was gradually widened by fur traders, post riders, farm carts, . . . — Map (db m44207) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — King's Highway and the Long Clove
Proclaimed by royal decree almost three centuries ago this onetime Indian trail wound its way northward through Long Clove to the Hudson River below. Kings Highway's original purpose was military as the English Crown feared invasion by the French . . . — Map (db m84080) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Paul Farmhousec. 1810
The easterly section of this Dutch farmhouse was constructed by John Paul in the early 19th Century. Soon after the similar westerly addition was added resulting in a rare style of twin front door entrances. The structure, a frame of sawn heavy . . . — Map (db m44282) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Snedeker Farm
The Snedeker family occupied this portion of the Pond Patent from c. 1730 until 1909 – about 179 years. Part of this stone house was built c. 1747 by Tunis Snedeker’s son Johannes, a captain in the colonial militia. As patriots in the . . . — Map (db m131428) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s was begun in 1891 to serve local ice & quarry workers. Land was donated by John McGuiness, quarry owners donated the brick. The 1st Mass was on Easter, 1894. The old post office, bought for $485, became the rectory. St. Paul’s School . . . — Map (db m44288) HM

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