Category Archives: Henry Knight Dyer biography

A Sorry End…

In 1940 and again four decades later, New York City’s real estate tax assessment authorities photographed every single one of the more than 800,000 tax lots in the five boroughs. 86 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn, had been the last residence of Henry Knight Dyer and his wife Caroline Lavinia Price Dyer before their deaths in 1911 […]

A Rite of Return

PART ONE Introduction:We who cherish history know that place matters. We’re accustomed to applying this term to streets, buildings, docks and other physical sites whose preservation we hold dear. But many spaces, un-measurable in feet, un-countable in floors, carry historical heft. Moments in time occupy places in history much as do physical landmarks. Documents, likewise. […]

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