Taking a four day personal writing retreat was great for organizational planning, catching up on writing, and taking a break that refreshed my spirit.
It was an excellent time to transition from summer to fall. Now the weather needs to provide a long refreshing autumn to finish the package.
Did you know?
The Stadium Theatre at 217 Main St. opened in 1927?
Staten Island Borough Presidents
Calvin Decker Van Name 1915-1921
Matthew J Cahill 1922
John A. Lynch 1922-1933
NY City Mayors
John F. Hylan 1918-1925
Jimmy Walker 1926-1932
NY State Governors
Nathan L. Miller 1921-1922
Al Smith 1923-1928
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1929-1933
Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921
Warren G. Harding 1921-1923
Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929
Historical Setting 1920-1929 in the US & in the world
Some Highlights in Tottenville 1920-1929
Muriel H. Bedell was born on May 31, 1920, the great-granddaughter of Isaac P. Bedell, the founder of the Bedell undertaking business in 1841. She died on April 20, 2013.
The 123rd Police Precinct, a three-story masonry building, is constructed at 116 Main St.
The trackless trolley begins operation to Tottenville with a fare of five cents. It is replaced by bus service in 1927.
The brick apartment buildings at 239-241 Main St. are constructed.
Gustave Kerker dies. (1857-1923) http://www.fake.com
The Conference House Association is formed to preserve the house. The house is dedicated and opened to the public in 1937.
The Stadium Theatre at 217 Main St. opens.
The inaugural opening of the Stadium was on July 12, 1927, closing as a movie house in 1957.
The reported last movie shown at the Stadium before it shut its doors was Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.
Unfortunately, it is now a long-standing eyesore on Main Street, that hopefully will develop into something once again positive for Main Street.
On December 29, 1927, Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, was received into the Catholic Church http://www.fake.com
1927-1999 Boy Scouts Troop 46 Guthrie Memorial Scout Shack
Excerpt from the Images of America book Tottenville by the Tottenville Historical Society http://books.google.com/books?id=uoqvX8-UXnAC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=Tottenville+Boy+scouts+troop+46&source=bl&ots=ecNsPDLD0J&sig=_fmbeQeyV2eCDqknRiN5z29S04k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qxMUUcOKK4fH0QGt0YHgAg&sqi=2&ved=0CFoQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Tottenville%20Boy%20scouts%20troop%2046&f=false
June 1928 at the Conference House
“The restoration of the house began in October 1926 starting with the North Room (parlor) on the first floor and basic infrastructure. The work in the basement kitchen began in June 1928. That same year, restoration began on the main entrance and hall, the first floor South Room, and construction of the main staircase.”
The Outerbridge Crossing, connecting Perth Amboy, NJ to Staten Island, is opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
“1928 – The Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing opened - June 20th.”
Construction of the FDNY firehouse at 7219 Amboy Rd. is completed.
In September, in commemoration of the 240th Anniversary of the 1776 failed Peace Conference at the Conference House, the annual re-enactment of the event took place. This year there were new colonial outfits for the event, made in the United States and historically accurate to the clothing worn at the time.
My previous blog post with pictures from 2011 http://www.angiemangino.com/blog/2011/09/15/September-11-1776-Peace-Conference-Reenactment.aspx