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Pelham’s Historic Sanborn Map Building Celebrates 110th Anniversary

A proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino declared April 20, 2016 as Sanborn Map Building Day.
A proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino declared April 20, 2016 as Sanborn Map Building Day. Photo Credit: Contributed

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Caspi Development recently marked the 110th anniversary of the Sanborn Map Building, at 629 Fifth Ave. in Pelham, with a celebration honoring the building’s historical significance and role in Westchester’s business community.

The celebration included a special proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino declaring April 20, 2016, as Sanborn Map Building Day.

“For all of us who live and work in Westchester County, we hold a special sense of pride in acknowledging those places of historical significance in our community that add to our cultural diversity and quality of life,” said Deputy County Executive Kevin J. Plunkett, who shared the proclamation on behalf of Astorino. “As the entire Westchester community gathers to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Sanborn Map Building and the 150th Anniversary of the Sanborn Map Company, its dedicated staff is truly deserving of our appreciation for their extraordinary service to the community and unwavering commitment to the preservation of its history.”

The Sanborn Map Building was completed in 1906 by the Sanborn Map Company, which still occupies a major portion of the building’s first floor. Steven Caspi, president of Caspi Development, remarked, “The Sanborn Map Building is a classic, inside and out, with a great deal of history between its walls. Many businesses have grown up here over the years and we are proud that building’s the very first occupant, the Sanborn Map Company, remains one of our tenants today. We are pleased to mark the building’s anniversary milestone by recognizing the impact it has made, both in our local community and beyond.”

Village of Pelham Mayor Michael J. Volpe and Chris Genovese, General Manager of Sanborn Map Company, Inc., were also featured speakers at the celebration, which honored the history of the building and the significance of the Sanborn Map Company being a part of the Pelham business community for more than 100 years.

The Sanborn Map Building is directly off the Hutchinson River Parkway with the Metro North train station located three blocks away and access to New York City in only 30 minutes.

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