Local Founders Profile: Henry and Marie Gamp

From the pages of his own 1924 Beachwood Directory and Who’s Who, here is what William Mill Butler wrote about original residents Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Gamp. This particular entry has been enhanced by multimedia not included in the original directory, having been provided this week by the Gamps’ great-granddaughter, a current resident of the borough.

Click on all the embedded links for a broader understanding of their lives and background:

Undated; possibly circa 1920s.

Undated; possibly circa 1920s.

Gamp, Henry S., south corner Barnegat Boulevard and Spring St., Block D-25.

Born in New York City, 1867. Business, investments, 305 Broadway, New York.

Mrs. Gamp as a young adult, 1893.

Mrs. Gamp as a young adult, 1893.

Wife, Mrs. Marie Evelyn Gamp; children, all married, Stephan Henry Gamp, Louis Frederick Gamp, Mr. Carrie Katherine Nalen and Mrs. Marie Evelyn Campbell. President and treasurer The Margam Company; president Harclip Realty Corporation; member Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Dirigo Lodge No. 30, F. and A.M., Bronx County Yacht Club, and St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church, Bronx, New York.

Gamp Bungalow, 1924. As has been the recent trend, it was recently demolished for two massive homes.

Gamp Bungalow, 1924. As has been the 21st Century trend, it was recently demolished for two massive homes. The home of the borough's second mayor, Edwin Collins, still stands behind it on the corner of Forepeak and Spring.

Mr. and Mrs. Gamp are both members of the Beachwood Property Owners’ Association.

The Gamp's 1917 tax bill, as certified by Frank McCraigh, first borough tax collector and proprietor of the borough's first business, a general store, originally located on Beachwood Boulevard.

The Gamps' 1917 tax bill, as certified by Frank McCraigh, first borough tax collector and proprietor of the borough's first business, a general store, originally located on Beachwood Boulevard.

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One thought on “Local Founders Profile: Henry and Marie Gamp

  1. At that tax rate, a $300k home in Beachwood would be taxed about $6,100.

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