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Wykagyl Country Club
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An interesting part of New Rochelle history actually started in Pelham, NY. The Wykagyl Country Club was originally formed as the Pelham Country Club in 1898 when golf was starting to become popular in the United States.  When the land the Club was leasing in Pelham was sold, the new owner told the Club officers to vacate the property immediately because he planned to cut up the course into building lots. The Club was forced to find a new location which resulted in initially leasing New Rochelle farmland, owned by Livingston Disbrow, in 1904. Eventually the Club purchased the land which is in use today.

Originally the Disbrow farmhouse was used as the first clubhouse. In 1915 the Club began refurbishing the farmhouse by building a new clubhouse around the old farmhouse. Once the new building was complete the walls of the old farmhouse were torn down. On February 5, 1931, fire destroyed the new clubhouse. The building featured in this panorama replaced the refurbished clubhouse and was completed in October, 1932.

Copyright: Dennis Orzo
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Taken: 21/06/2012
Uploaded: 22/06/2012
Updated: 10/04/2014
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