A Day in the Park with East Harlemites

A Day in the Park

Park Farm Contest
Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan | April 4, 1939
There is a clear view to the left of this photo, of the Park’s Pavilion(East Harlemites called it the “White House.”)It was built in the “Beaux-Arts” style of architecture. Notice the twin gas tanks on E. 110th Street, between 1st and 2nd Ave. My dad’s family lived across from the gas tanks. That was their view from their living room.

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3 Comments on “A Day in the Park with East Harlemites”

  1. annette says:

    Then we must know your Dad we lived on110st…1and 2 ave 340east 110st…nothing like it….

    • Angela says:

      Hi Annette,
      My dad’s family lived on a hun 10 back in the 1920’s and 1930’s. They moved up to the Bronx in the 1940’s. Their last name was Puco. My great grandmother, Theresina, operated a second hand store at 346 E. 110th Street. She died in 1946. My grandfather was a produce vendor on the corner of First Ave. and a hun 10th. Thanks for visiting!

    • Angela says:

      Hi Annette,
      My dad’s family live at 346 & 344 E. 110th Street, from the 1920’s to 1942. His grandmother owned these 2 buildings. She operated a second hand store-in 346 a hun 10-from the 1920’s, until she passed away in 1946. Her name was Teresina. Around 1942, my dad’s family moved to the Bronx. I think the Derrico’s lived in your building. They were friends with my dad’s family. Did your family know them?
      Best regards,
      Angela


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