New Book Details White Plains in the 20th Century

Jan 22, 2020 148

Former White Plains resident Ben Himmelfarb and current resident Elaine Massena worked in similar capacities in the city and would often cross paths in their jobs. Massena is the city archivist with the city clerk’s office and Himmelfarb was the local history historian at the White Plains Library.

“We were always contacting each other because of research queries from the public,” Himmelfarb, who moved to Richmond, VA in February 2019, recalled last week. “Sometimes I could answer most of a person’s question, but would need a document or photograph that was in Elaine’s collection. 

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