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About Pleasantville, NY
Pleasantville history goes back to the Iroquois tribe. Their trading routes crossed through the village long before the arrival of Europeans. French Huguenot Isaac See (sometimes spelled Sie) settled here as an agent for Dutch landowner Frederick Philipse in 1695. By the time of the American Revolution, the settlement included mostly farmers who were English, Dutch, and Quakers.
During the Revolution, this area was part of the Neutral Ground, where there were conflicting loyalties among the settlers. British spy Major John André passed through here carrying information from Benedict Arnold at West Point to the British in New York City. André lost his bearings near the present-day corner of Bedford Road and Choate Lane. His capture may have been a key factor in the ultimate victory of the American forces.
As the population grew in the early 19th century, the settlement was called Clark’s Corners, referring to property owned by Henry Clark. This was the village’s original commercial center. In the 1820s, the name Clarksville was already in use, so the postmaster’s second choice, Pleasantville, won out.
Perhaps the greatest change in the history of Pleasantville came with the arrival of the New York Central Railroad, and New York and Harlem Railroad, in 1846. The resulting new train station formed a new commercial center. The railroad offered a access to New York City in only 70 minutes, compared with a five-hour overland journey by stagecoach or a two-hour steamboat trip down the Hudson River. The present-day train station, which currently houses the Iron Horse Grill restaurant, was built in 1905 and was moved to its present location in the 1950s. Before the addition of the new station, commuters to New York City and Lower Westchester caught rides from Marc Damon, now known as “The Friendly Coachman.”
According to several sources, including the village’s website, Pleasantville was a stop on the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses for escaped slaves from the South. The latter half of the 19th century was a time of rapid growth in Pleasantville. There were shoemaking businesses, a shirtmaking business, and a pickle factory. The first newspaper, The Pleasantville Pioneer, was launched around 1886. Pleasantville was incorporated as a village on March 16, 1897.
In the years since, Pleasantville quickly developed from a country village into a bustling modern suburb of New York, home to many commuters. By the time of World War II, the village had taken on the appearance that it bears today.
Pleasantville NY has a rich literary history. Playwright Lillian Hellman bought Hardscrabble Farm and lived there in the 1940s and 1950s. For many years, author Dashiell Hammett also lived and worked at the farm. DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace, co-founders of Reader’s Digest, made Pleasantville their headquarters in 1922. Reader’s Digest moved to nearby Chappaqua in 1939, but retained its Pleasantville post office box. Today Pleasantville is home to many novelists, editors, and writers.
Pleasantville’s reputation as a cultural center was enhanced in 2001 with the opening of the nonprofit Jacob Burns Film Center in the landmark Rome Theater, one of the first movie theaters in Westchester County. The Burns Center often presents independent, documentary, and world cinema, including guest speakers Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Jonathan Demme, Robert Klein, Oliver Stone, Stephen King, Rob Lowe and numerous others.
In 1948, in an unincorporated area of Pleasantville off Bear Ridge Road, acolytes of Frank Lloyd Wright began building modernist, open-plan style homes. Known as Usonia Homes, there are 50 houses spread among 100 acres.
According to Chandler Burr of GQ Magazine, Pleasantville is among the “Top Ten Best Smelling Cities in the World.” He says, “Money changes the smell of everything, and wealthy towns where people who want to flee New York’s asphalt canyons go to have gardens and lawns have scents as restricted as the covenants guarding their real estate values. Maple, oak, and pine smell cyclically different as the seasons turn, and Pleasantville’s scent is based on these trees and their leaves at all stages—green, yellow, dead brown, and budding. When you close your eyes you get grass and then the smell of ‘America as it was’ whenever that might mean for your nose. If Normal Rockwell’s paintings emitted a scent, this is what it would be.”