Monday, November 8, 2010

Mark Your Calendars

This year, the Old Flandreau Cemetery was honored by the City of New Rochelle as a Heritage
Award 2010 recipient. On Monday, November 15, 2010 the official plaque awarded by the city will be unveiled. We will be gathering on Monday the 15th at 3:30 at the cemetery site. We hope you can join us for some light refreshments and to celebrate this historical location.
Click here for an event flyer. We would love to know if you plan on attending. Please send an email to

Friday, October 1, 2010

A friend who recently formed The Wells of Love and Hope, Inc. introduced us to The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. This is a fabulous clearinghouse of lawyers in New York City that analyze a project, share it with several law firms, and locate a firm that is willing to assist a new client on a Pro Bono basis. We are so grateful to them for their assistance. We are currently applying to the New York Department of State Division of Corporations to become a legally recognized not-for-profit corporation, Friends of Flandreau, Inc.

To quote our submitted documentation:
“The corporation is formed for the purposes of restoring, preserving and beautifying Flandreau Cemetery, an historical New Rochelle family graveyard that operated from 1800 to 1892.”

As we hear more from the law firm and New York, this blog will have posts regarding the progress being made. It is so nice to see this effort grow from an aged article in the New York Times with negative reflections to today with the positivity mounting. It will be so nice to officially be able to provide perpetual care soon if all goes well.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Old Flandreau Cemetery Honored

On June 15, 2010 the City of New Rochelle honored The Old Flandreau Cemetery with a Heritage Award. Catherine Josset, descendant, applied for the prestigious award. The program's goal was described as “The program celebrates and raises public awareness about historic properties and structures in the following categories: residences older than fifty years that are significant to New Rochelle's history; public or quasi-public structures older than 50 years that are significant to New Rochelle's history; stellar restoration, residence; stellar restoration, adaptive reuse; home of nationally prominent individual; significant architect or architectural style; and landscape or landscape feature.”

On June 15, 2010 during a ceremony at New Rochelle's City Hall the award was presented to Catherine Josset. Catherine graciously shared the award with all those present from the unofficial Friends of Flandreau including Jennifer Terranova (neighbor), Teddy Flandreau (descendant), and Jeannine Shields (concerned citizens). You can read more about the cemetery and the award at

Soon the city will install a plaque to recognize The Old Flandreau Cemetery as a historical place of significance in our town. We look forward to the upcoming installation. Special thanks to Mayor Noam Bramson, Peter Korn, Barbara Davis, Catherine Josset, and the City of New Rochelle.