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.