Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

If you're not yet a member of the Croton Historical Society, you're missing out on their quarterly publication: THE CROTON HISTORIAN. This informative publication always entertains--it also deepens your appreciation of why we live in Croton in the first place and is a perk that comes with membership. 

As promised, EverythingCroton is now featuring selected pages from vintage editions of The Croton Historian for your reading pleasure: this week's proverbial blast from the past comes from theSUMMER OF 2009 edition–GRAND STREET: BUSTLING BOULEVARD OF YESTERYEAR. Click on the scans below.

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  1. This is so cool. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  2. Truly love this village blog. It's like being home again and I really appreciate that you moderate the commentary. So many blogs don't do that and the discourse is one long put down of my hometown. Thank you again for all you do and missing my Croton, Sincerely, Dee Ame Panelli

  3. When I was growing up, the gas station on the corner of Grand and Maple was a Mobil station run by my Grand Father William (Bill) Dean. I remember "hanging out" with the guys (a bunch of old men to me! hehe) when I was 5 and 6 years old helping pump gas at 24 cents a gallon! and remember nickel candy bars and pretzels for a penny. Great memories! Chris

  4. The first picture has some misinformation in the caption. It is not true that the building was "torn down to make room for townhouses." That property belonged to my grandfather, then my father, and the building was removed many, many decades ago. It remained a flat building lot for all those years. I inherited the lot in 2003 and eventually it was sold.