I am the owner of Rest Haven/Helen Keller house in Monroe. I want to thank your staff at the Warwick Valley Dispatch. As most of you may not know, your office was able to find the original article from 1903 which contained two pictures of our house. Our home was put on the National Registry of Historical Places on June 26 2017. It only took us eight months to get there.
Since finding the article, we have contacted the Warwick Historical Society. The staff has been wonderful to work with. The Society located the glass negatives from E. F. Still, of Warwick, dating back to 1903. Last Thursday I was allowed, with Donald “Doc” Bayne, to go through the glass negatives that were labeled unknown. I was so happy that we found an original glass negative in your historical documents of one of the inside rooms. Warwick is very lucky to have such a great Historical Society.
Thank you to the Warwick Valley Dispatch and the Warwick Historical Society for helping show no change in our building since 1902. Without your two great organizations, this building could have been lost in history. And, a thank you to my friend, Doc Bayne. You were there when we made the first discovery of the picture with Helen Keller on the front steps of this house to finding this wonder glass negative.
TIMOTHY JON MITTS