Westfield brickyards and brickmaking history and mystery
October 31, 2012 Recently, a local resident contacted the Westfield Historian’s office asking if there are any records of brickyards in the early history of Westfield because he had found extensive evidence of such... more »»
A Calarco family member reminisces about Anthony’s
October 24, 2012 “Anthony’s” was the subject line on a recent email to the Westfield Historian. more »»
Fascinating 1914 photo with handwritten story on the back
October 3, 2012 Several months ago, Village of Westfield Clerk Vince Luce loaned the Westfield Historian several of his photos, which were from around the 1910-1920 time frame, to scan for the historian archives. more »»
Have you ever heard of, or eaten, a heritage fruit called pawpaw?
September 26, 2012 Recently, neighbor, Jay Stratton arrived at my door and asked if I’d ever heard of pawpaws, maybe in an old song, and he sang a snatch. more »»
Filling in the blanks – what businesses followed Pinter’s and Miller’s?
September 19, 2012 ... more »»
Requesting readers help to identify a mystery photo postcard, circa 1900
September 12, 2012 In response to a request for photos or photo postcards showing the Grape Belt National Bank of Westfield, 1924-1930, located in the Kent Building/Block at 17 East Main Street, a reader contacted the... more »»
Remember Pinter’s Restaurant at 5-7 East Main Street?
August 29, 2012 It seems I’m not the only historian who discovers unrelated historical items of interest while researching a topic. Mike Engle, the diner historian, wrote the following in an email on Saturday, Aug. more »»
Grape Belt National Bank finds and another history mystery
August 15, 2012 In response to a recent BeeLines story, “Looking for Grape Belt National Bank, Westfield N.Y. more »»
Nuggets of memories gleaned from the 50 years of the Deutsch Meisters
August 1, 2012 As Billie Dibble described in “The Birth of The Deutsch Meisters” Dibble’s Dabbles of Sept. 13, 1990, this beloved band has been “the big attraction at the Firemen’s annual Ox-roast. more »»
‘Miss Jenny’ meets Tony ‘Bark,’ final person identified in photo of Arnot’s staff
July 25, 2012 Recently, an old photo provided by Donald Bova of North East, Pa. more »»
The diner at the corner of Main and Portage, a history mystery solved
July 4, 2012 Recently, several historian clients sent the Westfield Historian a link for a photo for sale on eBay that was identified as “Circa 1912 Photograph Lunch Diner Portage Main St Viaduct Westfield New... more »»
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