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Restoration of Highbrook Gates Project

When the area of Pelham known as "Pelhamwood" was first developed, the founders defined the neighborhood by the placement of architectural enhancements such as the clock tower on Harmon Avenue and these gate-like structures on Highbrook Avenue.  Unfortunately, these landmarks deteriorated over the years.  More than a decade ago, Pelham citizen Helen Harper saved the clock tower from demolition.  The Pelham Preservation & Garden Society  raised funds and obtained labor donated by Pelham Roofing to restore  these Highbrook Gates.  The project was completed in 2006. 
This historic photograph postcard looking north on Highbrook Avenue shows the gates as they originally appeared.  Note that the stone pillars at the side of each gate were removed at some point so as not to obstruct vehicle line of sight:


Photos of the Highbrook Gates show the extensive damage that compromised the structural integrity of these landmarks:

West gate

East gate

Current condition of East Gate

The Pelham Preservation Society successfully raised sufficient funds to complete restoration of the Highbrook Gates.  Labor was donated by Pelham Roofing.