George Washington Returns to Mamaroneck after a Lo-o-o-o-ong Absence

 

MAMARONECK– He’s Back. Our local Mount Rushmore. A remarkable George Washington-like visage naturally carved into a big rock near Orienta, (or blasted by construction crews about 1890, depending on who you talk to,) once one of this area’s primary attractions, emerged from the weeds and vines Saturday at a ceremony conducted by Peter Fellows of the Mamaroneck Historical Society.. Located near the corner of Boston Post Road and Orienta Avenue, the Washington Rock is now on a slope adjacent to the Montessori School, across from Mamaroneck Harbor. The school is on the former site of an Inn named, appropriately, Washington Arms.

Here is the video of our trying to find the rock back in 2009:

 

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All Things Trains, Stations, and MTA

She may ride the Harlem Line, but I am completely in love with her post about the Mamaroneck train station, past and present. Some of the photos are spectacular. And the soon to open Club Car restaurant looks promising. The 1888 building is still a beauty. There are wonderful blogs out there about trains and commuting and railroad history.

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