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Did You Know they were from New Rochelle?

Lou Gehrig, courtesy wikimedia commons

From Thomas Paine to Ossie Davis. New Rochelle dedicated a “Walk of Fame” at Library Green on Saturday, despite the weather. 25 distinctive interpretive signs, created in honor of famous residents, were  unveiled.   Go have a look next time you’re downtown.

Here they are:

Madame Beatrice Alexander

Teresa Brewer

Joseph Campbell

Irene Castle

Carrie Chapman Catt

Ellabelle Davis

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Eddie Foy

Lou Gehrig

Don Hewitt

Adrian Iselin

Elia Kazan

Walter Lantz

Joseph Leyendecker

Robert Merrill

Thomas Paine

Jan Peerce

Pearl Primus

Alex Raymond

Frederic Remington

Norman Rockwell

Elizabeth Seton

John Stephenson

Buffalo Bob Smith

Whitney M. Young, Jr.



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November 4, 2011 1:46 PM

Yup, so am I! Wildwood Road. Went to Barnard Elementary!

November 4, 2011 1:24 PM

I’m from New Rochelle!!

david hough
david hough
February 14, 2019 5:55 AM
Reply to  radiopam

yes, I’m from new Rochelle. went to mayflower elementary. lived right on the border of the mayflower and Barnard school districts. back then, Barnard had a better reputation, but it also had a lot of racism. city park — including the projects, was also in the Barnard school district. so why did Barnard go charter school? to kick out the black kids from the projects?

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