Friday, November 27, 2009

The Bronx, 100 years ago

The hometown and the place where my immigrant grandparents settled to raise their family and establish a grocery store. Mom went to Morris H.S., the first public high school in the Bronx (decades later, notable Bronxite Colin Powell graduated from the same high school). In fact, the Bronx Historical Society has an entire book about the creation of this high school and what it meant to the borough.

The Bronx Board has a nostalgic series of narratives about life in the Bronx "back in the day." It also has photos, b/w and color, of Bronx people and places of the past. Very helpful as I try to reconstruct the world that my grandparents lived in and what it felt like to be a Bronxite early in the 20th century.

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