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Scarsdale in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wayside Inn

 
 
Wayside Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
1. Wayside Inn Marker
Inscription.
Wayside Inn
For many years, before and after the Revolutionary War, a country tavern.
During that long struggle for independence, a meeting place for Scarsdale patriots and the scene of repeated attacks by British soldiers.
Erected by
The Westchester County Historical Society
Scarsdale Chapter, 1927
 
Erected 1927 by The Westchester County Historical Society, Scarsdale Chapter.
 
Location. 40° 59.533′ N, 73° 47.637′ W. Marker is in Scarsdale, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of White Plains Road (New York State Route 22) and Wayside Lane, on the left when traveling north on White Plains Road. Click for map. Located on the front of the Wayside Cottage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1039 White Plains Road, Scarsdale NY 10583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scarsdale Bicentennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Daniel D. Tompkins Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Howe’s Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eastchester Memorial Park (approx. 2 miles away);
Plaque on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
2. Plaque on the Building
This old inn of Revolutionary
days known as "Wayside" together
with one acre of land was given by
Emily Ogden Butler
To the Village of Scarsdale on
the 16th day of May 1919 for the
purpose of preserving this historic
building of fostering a general
public and democratic spirit
and of providing a centre for
civic welfare in the community
Gold Star Mothers Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); White Plains Roll of Honor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of White Plains (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scarsdale.
 
Regarding Wayside Inn. The Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale, the earliest portion built around 1715-1720, is the community's oldest building and one of the oldest preserved residences in the United States.
During the British occupation of New York, the Scarsdale area was known as "neutral ground" and the farmhouse-turned-inn was frequented by soldiers from both sides and was the scene of Revolutionary War skirmishes. Owners of the property have included Caleb Heathcote, the first Lord of the Manor of Scarsdale, and three generations of Varians, a locally prominent family. Since 1919 Wayside Cottage has been a community-oriented property, and is now the custodial responsibility of the Junior League of Central Westchester, the group responsible for most of its restoration.
 
Also see . . .  Wayside Cottage, Junior League of Central Westchester.
Wayside Inn Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
3. Wayside Inn Entrance
(Submitted on May 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Roadside Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
4. Roadside Sign
Wayside
Cottage
-Est-
1729
Wayside Inn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
5. Wayside Inn
Wayside Inn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
6. Wayside Inn
The plaque beneath the window lists the owners
Owners of the Wayside Inn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2011
7. Owners of the Wayside Inn
1701
Wayside
Edmund Tompkins     1717
Abraham Hyatt     1722
Thomas Hadden     1729
James Varian     1764
Mark Spencer     1851
Charles Butler     1864
Emily Butler     1897
Village of Scarsdale     1917
Junior League     1953
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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