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Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Schoolhouse Bell Tower

 
 
Schoolhouse Bell Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 21, 2018
1. Schoolhouse Bell Tower Marker
Inscription.  
Schoolhouse Bell Tower
Great thanks and appreciation to the Sons and Daughters of Italy, Joe DiMaggio Lodge #2248 for their donation of the Fishkill Plains Union Church bell cast in Troy, New York, 1881, that now hangs in our schoolhouse bell tower. We also thank Rich and Rick Taylor of Hopewell Junction for building us a fine replica of the original bell tower that stood on this building from 1826 to 1956.
In addition, a special thank you to Doug Weck of Unit Step, Carmel, NY, for donating his time and equipment to lift the tower and bell onto the roof of this schoolhouse.

Finally, thanks and gratitude to Joe DiMaggio Lodge #2248, East Fishkill Rotary, EFHS board of trustees, and Mr. Art Church
Dedicated July 8th, 2018- East Fishkill Historical Society

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
 
Location. 41° 33.686′ N, 73° 49.49′ W. Marker is in Hopewell Junction, New York, in Dutchess
Schoolhouse Bell Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 21, 2018
2. Schoolhouse Bell Tower Marker
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kensington Drive and Lynne Road, on the left when traveling west. Located at the Brinkerhoff House, East Fishkill Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68 Kensington Drive, Hopewell Junction NY 12533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1845 Carriage Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); 1820 Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Griffin’s Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brinckerhoff – Van Voorhees House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Van Wyck Family (approx. 1½ miles away); First Settler (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gen. Swartwout Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Daniel Nimham (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Junction.
 
Schoolhouse Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 21, 2018
3. Schoolhouse Bell Tower
The Brinkerhoff House, East Fishkill Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 21, 2018
4. The Brinkerhoff House, East Fishkill Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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