Waverly Street Armory

92 Waverly Street, Yonkers Constructed in 1886, the Waverly Street Armory was the first armory in Yonkers. With pointed turrets on each corner and iron gates, the massive building is reminiscent of a castle, and appears designed to intimidate. This fortress-like structure housed the Fourth Separate Company, a militia composed of local citizens and led… Continue reading Waverly Street Armory

Tioronda Hat Works Factory

555 South Avenue, Beacon In the early twentieth century, Beacon was the hat manufacturing capital of New York, second in the country only to Danbury, Connecticut. At Beacon’s manufacturing height, there were eleven hat factories in the small city. The factories were situated along the Fishkill Creek, which powered factory turbines and was a convenient… Continue reading Tioronda Hat Works Factory