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Viewing the Past of Tuckahoe, NY

The personal injury attorneys in Tuckahoe, NY, at Banville Law, have sponsored the following educational article about the area.

Tuckahoe

This 384-acre village is located in the southern region of Westchester County, New York. The Bronx River forms the western border, and the eastern runs along Marbledale Road. Main Street and Columbus Avenue are two of the main roadways in the town. Eastchester is to the east of the community and Bronxville to the south. Midtown Manhattan is just 16 miles south of the neighborhood. 

History

The area was originally part of Eastchester until the early 19th century. Alexander Masterson, a Scottish businessman, discovered that the coastlines of the Bronx River were full of high-quality marble. He quickly formed a Tuckahoe marble industry and began production of the Tuckahoe Marble in 1812. This quarry led to the area becoming known as the marble capital of the world.

With the New York and Harlem Railroad opening two stations in Tuckahoe, the industry served many quarry owners into the city. Many different immigrant workers flocked to the area in search of work. Unfortunately, resources began to run low, causing an end to the local production after almost a century. 

Historical Landmarks

Located in the Depot Square on One Generoso Pope Place is the Generoso Pope Foundation. The foundation was established in 1947, and Generoso Pope served as the president until he died in 1950.

Generoso Papa first came into New York in 1906. He quickly began working in construction as a water carrier. He would work several jobs while taking night classes. Working his way up, he became the superintendent of Colonial Sand and Stone Co. in 1911. His hard work and determination led him to become the struggling company's president by 1926. Pope brought the company from the point of bankruptcy to the leading sand supplier in New York. 

After becoming a U. S. citizen, he purchased the Italian newspaper, Il Progresso Italo-Americano. This acquisition, along with his determination, allowed him to become a dominant leader in the state. His influence still runs strong in the Italian-American communities. The foundation represents his desire to preserve their Italian heritage and influence others to succeed. The mausoleum of Generoso Pope is located in nearby Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Demographics

Tuckahoe's population was 6,486 as of 2010, which was an increase of 4.4% since 2000. The population consisted of 1,657 families and 2,855 households. The racial breakdown of the neighborhood was:

  • 67.5% white 
  • 10.2% African American
  • 12.1% Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.2% Asian
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 0.02% other races
  • 1.7% two or more races

The median annual household income for the area was $68,648, and for families, it was $129,406 in 2010. The occupational breakdown of the working residents is the following:

  • 13.67% business or financial occupations 
  • 11.99% executive or management roles
  • 9.85% teaching or educational positions

Keep reading for more interesting highlights on the area: The Historic Eastchester, NY 

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: May 7, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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