Anniversary of JFK assassination hits home in Bronxville

It was called Crownland Estates at the time, and spanned 5 1/2 acres. (11/22/13)

BRONXVILLE - As the nation mourns President John F. Kennedy 50 years after his assassination, the community he once called home is honoring his legacy.

When he was 12 years old in the late 1920s, Kennedy's family moved to a mansion on Pondfield Road in Bronxville. It was called Crownland Estates at the time, and spanned 5 1/2 acres.

Jeanne Carroll lives in a house on the former Kennedy property and says she didn't find out they lived there until after she they moved in.

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Not only did the Kennedys live on a large piece of land, but they also had chauffeurs, gardeners and cooks, and because they were so prosperous during harsh economic times, some history books say they were not well received in Bronxville.

The Kennedys left 10 years later and returned for a short stint in 1939, but by 1953 the house had been torn down to make way for a new development. 

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