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What is a Heritage Award?The Heritage Award program recognizes New Rochelle properties that are important to the community’s extraordinary history which spans over three centuries. This year’s Heritage Awards recipients are 170 Broadview Avenue, longtime home of internationally acclaimed author E.L. Doctorow;and the former Thanhouser Film Corporation Studio at 320 Main Street, one of America’spioneering film studio.What is the Downtown History Hop?Thirty-three History Hop Stops located throughout downtown are identified by a blue 12” X 9” signs located in a window or nearby post. Each sign features a specific QR code to scan or websiteaddress to enter, bringing the tour-taker to a page with a brief, breezy description of the site with links to archival photos, current websites, and audio clips. Maps will be available at the train station concierge, New Rochelle Public Library, and City Hall, and available on line: www.newrochelledowntown.com.
The Downtown History Hop is made possible by the Downtown Business Improvement District in conjunction with the City of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Public Library. It was created by Barbara Davis, city historian, with technical support from Sarah Papa and graphics by Susan Nagib. Images and audio clips are from the collection of the New Rochelle Public Library.