Peruse in a Park, Part 4
Much like the Friends of the Larchmont Parks, Palmer Park was created to help preserve our community’s unique character. A Larchmont Times article, dating back to December 1949, states that the Village Board purchased the property to act “as a buffer to contain a business district.” Inspired by this conflict between residences and businesses, or ‘living’ and ‘working,’ our mantel display features books about Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and community planning. We’ve also put up a few books about Larchmont itself that might tickle your fancy.
Community Planning Books
- Larchmont Then and Now, by Anne Marie Leone and Judith Doolin Spikes – See what the Longines Symphonette Society’ headquarters looks like now and more!
- Larchmont, by Judith Dooling Spikes – even more photos!
- Larchmont, a case study in civic improvement, by Herbert Erlanger Herrman – A 1959 report by the Chairman of the Mayor’s Committee for Civic Improvement in the Village of Larchmont. Only one photo.
If you were wondering where we got the Larchmont Times article, the library has access to every issue of the weekly paper from the years 1912 through 1955. The paper has been digitized and can be accessed through our Local History laptop behind the Reference Desk. If you’re interested in perusing, stop by the Reference Desk and have one of our librarians set you up with the laptop.