Walter's Hot Dog Stand

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Walters Hot Dog Stand
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Walter's Hot Dog Stand is located in New York
Walter's Hot Dog Stand
Location 937 Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck, New York
Coordinates 40°56′35″N 73°44′49″W / 40.94306°N 73.74694°W / 40.94306; -73.74694Coordinates: 40°56′35″N 73°44′49″W / 40.94306°N 73.74694°W / 40.94306; -73.74694
Built 1928
Architectural style Roadside Architecture
NRHP Reference # 10000338[1]
Added to NRHP June 11, 2010

Walter's Hot Dog Stand is a National Register of Historic Places designated landmark located in Mamaroneck Town in Westchester County, New York.

History[edit]

Walter's is a family business founded in 1919 by Walter Warrington in Mamaroneck, NY. His first stand, on Boston Post Road, was in front of Skinner's Floral shop near the-then Central School (now Town of Mamaroneck offices). He sold cider and apples from an orchard he had purchased on Quaker Ridge.

Later, Walter moved south on Post Road, in Shepard's Field (approximately where Richbell Road now meets Post Road). It was here that he began selling his unique brand of hot dogs, blended from beef, pork, and veal, with the wieners split-grilled. At Shepard's Field Walter constructed a cider press to make apple cider.

There were blueprints for a stand to be built on an adjacent property on Post Road that would include a residence on the second floor. The property was, however, condemned by the School Board; a junior high school was built in 1926 (now a campus of Mamaroneck High). In 1928 he purchased the property at 937 Palmer Avenue, where his then-new pagoda has been since.

The Palmer Avenue building has a pagoda-style copper roof, now oxidized to a light green, and dragon lanterns. It is an example of roadside architecture.[2]

The current owner is Walter's son Eugene Warrington.

Acclaim[edit]

In 2001, Walter's was voted the #1 hot dog in America by Gourmet magazine. It was voted the best roadside stand in Westchester 1994-2004.[citation needed]

The stand has been featured in the New York Times;[3] and on CBS News Sunday Morning in 2003.[4]

In 2010 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "The Artful Hot Dog" by Fred Ferretti. The New York Times. August 12, 1979.
  • "Fast Food: The Little Spots" by Lynne Ames. The New York Times. August 14, 1977

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