Did you know that ...Greenacres was the first neighborhood in Scarsdale to be supplied with gas, ahead of others by a full decade. ...Greenacres was twice targeted for annexation by White Plains, the second attempt resulting in the formation of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association (GNA) ...the GNA is Scarsdale's second oldest neighborhood association.
And, MOST IMPORTANT:
-The GNA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary!
In honor of its centennial, the GNA is hosting a gala for Greenacres residents on June 2nd, at the Scarsdale Golf Club. It will be a memorable event, with dinner, dancing and libations. As members of the Centennial Gala's History Committee, we have explored Greenacres' history with a view towards preserving its historical and architectural significance as distinct from Scarsdale as a whole. We look forward to taking you on a journey through time with a special video feature at our Gala Event.
Come learn about such Greenacres landmarks as the Haubold Powder Mill House on Fountain Terrace and the Boniface Water Tower on Garden Road. Hear about some of the people who've lived in Greenacres throughout the years, such as the entertainer, Al Jolson and the politician, Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State under John F. Kennedy. Discover which powerhouse ensconced his mistress in Greenacres away from the city's clatter, where the Greenacres tunnel is located and what the remnant stone wall on Farley Road used to be. Find out why Gilmore Court and Farley, Colvin and Kingston have the names they do. And lots more.