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Growing Hastings:
The Neighborhoods Emerge

Part 2 of our three-part exhibit on Village history, “Growing Hastings: The Neighborhoods Emerge” covers the years from 1900 to the eve of World War II, a period that saw the transformation of several 19th-century farms and estates into a number of Hastings’s residential neighborhoods (including Shado-Lawn, whose office is seen at left, circa 1932). Learn how these areas within our community came to be and about daily life in the village and be introduced to many of the accomplished and influential people who lived here during that time.

Shado-Lawn Office
After the Homeland Company purchased the 30-acre Edward Moore estate for $200,000, it built an office at the entrance to its new development, Shado-Lawn, shown here in 1932. Shado-Lawn was designed in the style of a small English village, with houses constructed in stone, stucco and half-timber, and roads with typically British names, like Derry Lane, Stratford Lane and Windsor Road. The average price of a home was $15,000.
La Barranca
Completed in 1929, Hastings’s first apartment house, La Barranca (“The Ravine”) was built on three acres in Cooks Woods. On its main floor was Three Fat Cooks, a restaurant that in 1932 advertised “Luncheon 65” and “Home-made rolls, cakes & pies daily.”

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