Fox Meadow is a neighborhood for the most part, the imposing Tudors and Colonials look as if they had always been here. The only clue that some are no longer originals, dating back to the town’s first building boom in the 1920s, that is located between the Bronx River Parkway, Fenimore Road, Boston Post Road, and Crane Road. Fox Meadow also tend to have some of the oldest housing stock, because they grew up around the rail line in the 1920s, when Scarsdale became popular with commuters.
Deep in the historic background of Scarsdale is a romantic twist of fate. In 1666 during Charles the Second's reign, a sixth son Caleb was born in the family of Mayor Heathcote of Chesterfield in the Hundred of Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England. Some twenty-six years later, after his intended wife had transferred her affections to one of his older brothers, a disappointed Caleb Heathcote took his patrimony and set sail for New York. Prospering in trade, he soon became one of the leading men of the colony and began to buy up land in Westchester. At the end of the century he purchased from Ann Richbell the claims her husband had established to land running nine miles back from Long Island Sound to the Bronx River and averaging two miles in width. Shortly thereafter he purchased the Fox Meadow from the Indian chiefs, among whom was Cohawney, and then acquired a bit more land to the south along the Bronx River, rounding out his holdings to the town line in Eastchester.
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