ABOUT NEW ROCHELLE
By 1900 New Rochelle had a population of 14,720. Throughout the city, farms, estates, and wooded homesteads were bought up by realty and development companies.Planned residential neighborhoods such as Rochelle Park, one of the first planned communities in the country, soon spread across the city, earning New Rochelle the sobriquet "City of Homes".In 1909, Edwin Thanhouser established Thanhouser Film Corporation. Thanhouser's Million Dollar Mystery was one of the first serial motion pictures.
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When Jordan and Jane VanLare decided to leave Manhattan three years ago, they looked throughout Westchester County and into Connecticut to find a grand old house they could restore and a community that had some of the qualities they loved about city living.
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“We would have bought the house without the organ, but the fact that it was there really sealed the deal,” said Mr. VanLare, who is having the instrument reconditioned. “We have the rolls, which came with the house.”
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