Building the Tappan Zee Bridge: Photographs by Leonard Cooke, 1952-1955

Building the Tappan Zee Bridge
Photo by Leonard Cooke, courtesy of the Historical Society of the Nyacks

The Historical Society of the Nyacks’ Fall exhibition features the photographs of the construction of the original Tappan Zee Bridge taken between 1952 – 1955 by Leonard Cooke of Nyack. Mr. Cooke took frequent progress photographs from his boat and from other vantage points, and he selected a set from a large number of views on which he provided his comments that tell the step-by-step story of the construction of the bridge.

Read more about Leonard Cooke and the discovery of these “lost” photos in this Journal News article: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/tappan-zee/2015/09/10/tappan-zee-see-lost-photos-original-build/71957742/

A companion exhibit in the Carnegie-Farian room of the Nyack Library (Broadway entrance) is titled “Building the Tappan Zee Bridge.”

The Leonard Cooke photographic exhibit is open Sundays 1pm to 4pm, from September 13 through November 29, 2015.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged.

The Historical Society of the Nyacks’ Museum is located in the Depew House across the street from Memorial Park, at 50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack NY 10960. Enter under the front porch. Metered Parking is available in the Nyack Library parking lot off Hudson Street, and there is also free and metered street parking nearby.

For more information about the Historical Society and to become a member, please visit www.nyackhistory.org


 

Building the Tappan Zee Bridge: Photographs by Leonard Cooke, 1952-1955
September 13 – November 29, 2015
Sundays, 1pm – 4pm
Historical Society of the Nyacks
50 Piermont Ave, Nyack, NY
845.535.1402
info@nyackhistory.org
nyackhistory.org

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