The Cockburn’s house in Edgemont Hills 1937

The Cockburn's house in Edgemont Hills  1937

They built and owned it but they were not legally able to live in it. A Deed Covenant attached to all neighborhood properties stated that anyone with Negro Blood could only be there if they were employed as servants.

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February 21, 2013 · 9:37 pm

One response to “The Cockburn’s house in Edgemont Hills 1937

  1. gary rappaport

    The house is now at 501 Fort Hill Road in the Edgemont section of the Town of Greenburgh. The Cockburns are listed as living there in the 1940 census records. The house is still very lovely and has been tastefully modernized.

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