10,000+ Photos: Access the LHS Digital Photo Archive, Sunday, Jan 25

Manor Beach During the Hurricane of 1938

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 3:30-5:00 PM at the Larchmont Village Center behind the Library, LHS board member Ned Benton will display some of the best images from the LHS vast online archive and share techniques for searching through the many collections. Over 10,000 digital images have been amassed online from photographs dating back to the 1800s. The LHS has acquired, digitized and posted photographs from the collections of lifelong resident Philip Severin, cartoonist Herb Roth, the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Public Libraries, the Larchmont Fire Companies, Larchmont Manor Beach, Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club, the Larchmonter Times (1900-1902) and the Larchmont Gazette (2002-2010), among others. In addition, the archive includes…

Celebrate Larchmont’s 125th: 1891-2016

On September 22, 1891, the Larchmont Manor Company was dissolved and the community was officially incorporated as the Village of Larchmont. To mark this momentous occasion, the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees established a quasquicentennial celebration coordination committee, Larchmont 125, comprised of Larchmont area residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational, and…

From the Archives: Early History of the Larchmont Fire Department

The firehouse (left) and the original Village Hall next door, built by the Larchmont Manor Company to be a school, though it was never used for that purpose, stood on Circle Avenue until it was razed in 1926.

In the late 1880s what had developed as a summertime vacation colony had become a community of several hundred residents needing such regular services as water mains, hydrants and trolleys. Large cottages were being erected for full time residence, there were several vacation hotels and a business district was growing by the Boston Post Rd. Due to a…