“CROTON HEIGHTS—FROM THE REVOLUTION TO 1920s LAND DEVELOPMENT”
Title: “CROTON HEIGHTS—FROM THE REVOLUTION TO 1920s LAND DEVELOPMENT”
Location: Yorktown Community Center (Nutrition Rm), Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
Description: By Nancy Truitt who has led the Croton Heights Community Association for a number of years. Croton Heights is a community just south of Yorktown Heights and north of the Croton River. During the American Revolution the “Nasty Affair at Pines Bridge” occurred there at what is known as the Davenport House. Several 1700 era houses still remain there. The hamlet started in the 1700s as a rural community and in the 1920s it got caught up by a Real Estate Visionary with “strong minded women” who realized that the Taconic Parkway would open up the Yorktown area. This is a community of distinction with a unique and interesting history.
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