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Former Bronxville Village Historian Mary Huber Honored at Reception PDF Print Email

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By Staff, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy


Jun. 27, 2018:  Mary Means Huber, who was the Bronxville Village historian from the late 1980s through the 1990s, was honored at a tea on Sunday, June 10, at the Bronxville Public Library. The turnout was standing room only.

Commending Ms. Huber for her longtime service to the history of Bronxville were Marilynn Hill, former chair of The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, and Erin Saluti, the current chair. One of Huber's achievements noted by Hill was the establishment and maintenance of the Bronxville History Room in the basement of the library. 

Ms. Huber co-authored with Marilynn Hill Around Bronxville, a volume in the Images of America series, first published in 1997. The book is a photographic history of Bronxville that takes the reader from pre-Civil War days before the village's incorporation in 1898 into the 20th century.

Pictured here:  Mary Means Huber.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville Historical Conservancy


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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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