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The Price of Hearth and Home Part II
By: Riley Wentzler & Felicia Barber
Few things are of higher importance to an individual than the: location, price, and safety of his/her home. This is why every ancient culture has had a God or Goddess of Hearth and Home. Therefore, we decided to research housing prices in Greenburgh from 1870 - Present.
The Town of Greenburgh covers a sizable amount of land geographically. It would not be prudent to compare the price of something the size of for example Massaro Park (2 acres) to the price of something the size of The Warburg Estate (eighty acres). In order to make the comparison from 1870 – Present properly, we searched each record in The Database to make sure we found land of similar acreage and lot size in the 1870s. We called this base unit of comparison “point zero.” In Part I, we established our point zero at approximately 75 acres with a lot size of 25 square feet x 111 square feet.