Friday, December 14, 2007

Inwood, 211th Street at Vermilyea Avenue


Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

Vermilyea Avenue ends here, begins at Dyckman. It is totally an Inwood Avenue and, according to The Street Book, was named for the family of Isaac Vermeille, who settled in upper Manhattan in 1663. Otherwise, you might think it was named for vermillion.

9 comments:

Mika'il said...

I am looking for a shot of the building located on the corner of 145th st. & 8th ave.

Mary Sargent said...

I haven't walked that block yet, but I might be soon. Which corner are you looking for? We aim to please. (that's the royal we)

Mary

TreeDan said...

Good research. I am a Vermilyea, and I live in Anchorage AK. Our family migrated from Haarlem, Netherlands around 1660, but fled the island when it was handed over to the brits. The origin of our name is the subject of some debate, but is thought to come from a town in the north of France. It does not reference the color red, but it is interesting that Inwoodians have adopted the fashion of "redwashing" the place. If you meet anyone named Vermilje, Vermilye, or Vermilyea, you can be certain that we are all ancestors of this founding family of "New Haarlem". Your project is a great idea, and I may do something similar in my northern city. Cheers!

Mary said...

Thanks so much for this interesting information. And if you do something in Anchorage, send me a link!

Phil said...

Hello Mary: I am a Vermilyea Ave. native, 1941-1954, love NYC. Can you tell me anything about 61 Vermilyea, and how it is today.
Graduated Good Shepherd GS, now live in Cal. Thanks for you interest. Phil Schwarz

Anonymous said...

hi...i spent the years 1946 to 1955 at 33 Vermilyea went to ps52 and ps 198. I remember watching the firemen next door playing handball behind the firehouse....peter

Mary Sargent said...

Hi, Phil, sorry to be so late answering, but I only now got notification that your comment was here. (It's Verizon's fault.) I looked back at my photographs for that shoot and I have a couple I didn't post, but no addresses show. From the looks of the block, I don't think much has changed. If you send me your email address, I can send you what I have.

And Peter, thanks for your comment. I really like hearing from former residents.

washwords said...

My grandfather lived at 78 vermilyea in 1930 and around. Is that building still there? Thanks loved finding this

washwords said...

me again. turns out that was 25 vermilyea, apt. 78. :) any info. or sources i should look at much appreciated!