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gsteve commented about RKO Marble Hill Theatre on Feb 5, 2005 at 11:02 am

My wife Dorothy Calafati was the daughter of Salvatore Calafati. Salvatore emigrated to United States from Serra San Bruno, Calabria Italy, at the age of 16 (in circa 1900) and worked in the New Jersey area until about the age of 22. He then came to New York State and settled in the New Rochelle area. He passed his New York exams to be an architect and practiced his profession until he passed away in 1967. After the depression of the ‘30s , he settled in East Northport, New York and designed and built homes and buildings out on Long Island. He was the father of a boy and three girls and raised them in Westchester County until his wife (Charmela Martignetti) passed in the early ‘20s. Salvatore then married Mable Russell and raised a family of two girls and a son on Long Island. We have pictures of many homes that he designed in the New Rochelle area. Unfortunately, his original plans were lost shortly after his passing. Dorothy and I are interested in any information that develops from this noble effort to preserve his building. My Email address is