86 Pondfield Road West
Bronxville, NY, USA

  • Architectural Style: Federal
  • Bathroom: 4
  • Year Built: 1922
  • National Register of Historic Places: N/A
  • Square Feet: 4,700 sqft
  • National Register of Historic Places Date: N/A
  • Neighborhood: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Area of Significance: N/A
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Architectural Style: Federal
  • Year Built: 1922
  • Square Feet: 4,700 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathroom: 4
  • Neighborhood: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Date: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Area of Significance: N/A
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May 25, 2023

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86 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville, NY, USA

Original Owner: William L & Julia Miller Youngman The photo is of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Kinsey, second owners of the house, taken from the Bronxville Review, 14 March 1931. Mr. Jackson Kinsey (1887-1968) was the choirmaster of the Dutch Reformed Church in Bronxville, he and his wife were also professional singers. Mr. Kinsey preformed weekly on the radio. Mr. Kinsey was born in West Virginia. While he was waiting to be demobbed, at the end WWI, he spent the time traveling around France with an amatuer minstrel troop. Upon returning to New York he preformed professionally and with his church, living for a time in Brooklyn. Mrs. Eleanor Kinsey was the daughter of William Ludwig Youngman and Julia (Miller) Youngman (1855-1931), the first owners of the house. Mr. William Youngman (1851-1933) was a textile manufacturer and owned several mills in New England, one of which was the Reliance Worsted Co. He was from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and lost his first family in the Johnstown flood. He married his second wife, Julia Miller of Bedford, THE BRONXVILLE REVIEW, 12 JUNE 1947 Miss Drew Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kelly of 86 Pondfield Road West, who will attend Wellesley College, was given the Evelina Pierce literary award. THE BRONXVILLE REVIEW, 10 MAY 1951 Officers Chosen At Annual Meeting Of Crestwood Branch, American Red Cross Mrs. Mark E. Kelly of 86 Pondfield Road West was reelected president of the Crestwood branch of the American Red Cross at the annual meeting held Friday night at the Crestwood Library lounge. Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Kelly of 86 Pondfield Road West, (the third owners of our house) announce the marriage of their daughter. Miss E. Drew Kelly, to Rudolph M. Nemser on Thursday, July 3rd in the Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. The former Drew Kelly is a graduate of The Masters School at Dobbs Ferry, Class of 1947 and Wellesley College, Class of 1951. Mr. Nemser is the son of Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Nemser of 88th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. He is a graduate of Trinity School, New York and Harvard Divinity School, where he received his Masters Degree in June of this year. The couple will reside in Cambridge, Mass., where Mrs. Nemser has a position with the Harvard Alumni Records Office in Widener Library. Mr. Nemser is completing his studies for his Doctor of Divinity degree while actingMinister in Whitman Church. This is the end of the first phase of landscaping. How glorious it was to feel the new sod between our toes. We don't have much land, but what we do have had been so overgrown that not much of the house was visible from the road. Now, all the rooms are flooded with light, and it is obvious why they set the house on the angle they did. The sunsets must have been magical before the neighborhood was fully developed.

86 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville, NY, USA

Original Owner: William L & Julia Miller Youngman The photo is of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Kinsey, second owners of the house, taken from the Bronxville Review, 14 March 1931. Mr. Jackson Kinsey (1887-1968) was the choirmaster of the Dutch Reformed Church in Bronxville, he and his wife were also professional singers. Mr. Kinsey preformed weekly on the radio. Mr. Kinsey was born in West Virginia. While he was waiting to be demobbed, at the end WWI, he spent the time traveling around France with an amatuer minstrel troop. Upon returning to New York he preformed professionally and with his church, living for a time in Brooklyn. Mrs. Eleanor Kinsey was the daughter of William Ludwig Youngman and Julia (Miller) Youngman (1855-1931), the first owners of the house. Mr. William Youngman (1851-1933) was a textile manufacturer and owned several mills in New England, one of which was the Reliance Worsted Co. He was from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and lost his first family in the Johnstown flood. He married his second wife, Julia Miller of Bedford, THE BRONXVILLE REVIEW, 12 JUNE 1947 Miss Drew Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kelly of 86 Pondfield Road West, who will attend Wellesley College, was given the Evelina Pierce literary award. THE BRONXVILLE REVIEW, 10 MAY 1951 Officers Chosen At Annual Meeting Of Crestwood Branch, American Red Cross Mrs. Mark E. Kelly of 86 Pondfield Road West was reelected president of the Crestwood branch of the American Red Cross at the annual meeting held Friday night at the Crestwood Library lounge. Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Kelly of 86 Pondfield Road West, (the third owners of our house) announce the marriage of their daughter. Miss E. Drew Kelly, to Rudolph M. Nemser on Thursday, July 3rd in the Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. The former Drew Kelly is a graduate of The Masters School at Dobbs Ferry, Class of 1947 and Wellesley College, Class of 1951. Mr. Nemser is the son of Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Nemser of 88th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. He is a graduate of Trinity School, New York and Harvard Divinity School, where he received his Masters Degree in June of this year. The couple will reside in Cambridge, Mass., where Mrs. Nemser has a position with the Harvard Alumni Records Office in Widener Library. Mr. Nemser is completing his studies for his Doctor of Divinity degree while actingMinister in Whitman Church. This is the end of the first phase of landscaping. How glorious it was to feel the new sod between our toes. We don't have much land, but what we do have had been so overgrown that not much of the house was visible from the road. Now, all the rooms are flooded with light, and it is obvious why they set the house on the angle they did. The sunsets must have been magical before the neighborhood was fully developed.

1922

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