Because Edward regularly returned to Nyack to visit his sister Marion, he would have seen the radical changes to his hometown: the first cars, the building of the Tappan Zee, the various urban renewal projects. The following pictures and notes are included to help illustrate some key locations and points in history.
This circa 1960 view of Nyack is highly unusual. Taken from the west and above the village, it shows in red, green, and yellow, areas which were to be transformed by the urban renewal project. Two waterfront areas are included. The gas tanks of Standard Oil and others are at the left. Memorial Park is on the right. The yellow area is the largest and is where much sub-standard housing was located. Note that the Liberty Street School is not included in these plans. Courtesy Winston C. Perry Jr. Collection, Nyack Library.