Saturday, August 02, 2008

Weekend Snapshot









I went walking in the Bronx near Montefiore Hospital and found the Bronx Historical Society headquartered in this house, The Valentine-Varian House built in 1758 when carriages traveled the nearby Boston Post Road and the Bronx was mostly farmland.

The Union soldier stands sentry next to the House and is called The Bronx River Soldier sculpted of granite by John Grignola in ca. 1909.

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13 comments:

napaboaniya said...

It's nice seeing historical places being maintained so well.
My silly dog might just bark at the soldier statue the whole day :P

Leora said...

Bronx mostly farmland? I guess this whole country was once a bunch of woods. Boston Post Road and your pics remind me of Lexington and Concord, which I used to enjoy visiting when I lived in the Boston area (almost 30 years of my life).

Ivanhoe said...

That's a nice piece of history and pretty old house for America :o) Love the stone! Have a great weekend, Mary!

SandyCarlson said...

Great post, Mary. What a treasure. Hard to believe the Bronx was ever rural.

jmb said...

I thought that was your house for a moment Mary. Gorgeous stone.

Tink *~*~* said...

I love a stone structure. Don't know why, just like the look of 'em. They are horrible to try and heat in the winter. Glad you enjoyed your trip to da Bronx ;) and shared it with the rest of us.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Akelamalu said...

What a great house! I love old buildings and statues.

I just returned from holiday and am trying to catch up on my reading.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful house. I love old houses that are preserved.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

wonderful, I love history and would have had to stop and visited. I cannot wait to head east some day and explore our nation's history. Love your snapshots, mine is posted @ The Cafe.

Travis said...

I love the black shutters against the brick and stone. Very nice!

SabineM said...

Lovely home. I love homes built like that

marcia@joyismygoal said...

wow that Stonework just takes me there I think I was born a couple of generations or an hundred years too late I love those old buildings and I like your header very much

Mar said...

Lovely place and nice pictures!