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Washington Seminary

 
 
Washington Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
1. Washington Seminary Marker
Inscription.  Early Columbia County school established here 1779. Later became Claverack College and Hudson River Institute until its closing in 1902.
 
Erected 1959.
 
Location. 42° 13.587′ N, 73° 44.052′ W. Marker is in Claverack, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on New York State Route 9H north of Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 New York 9H, Claverack NY 12513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shaw Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spook Rock (approx. 1.2 miles away); 128th New York State Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2 miles away); Warren Inn (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Kiwanis Bicentennial Inspiration Fountain (approx. 2.9 miles away); Livingston - Greenport Line (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claverack.
 
Also see . . .
1. Claverack College (Wikipedia).
Washington Seminary Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking north along New York route 9H</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
2. Washington Seminary Marker
(wide view looking north along New York route 9H)
The school was founded as the Washington Seminary during the American Revolution in 1779 by Rev. John Gabriel Gebhard, the pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. In 1830 the school was renamed Claverack Academy and in 1854 it became Claverack College (a quasi-military academy for boys) and Hudson River Institute (a school for girls). Claverack College closed in 1902. After its closure the land was divided and sold and the buildings razed. (Submitted on July 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. George Felpel House (Wikipedia). The George Felpel House is a stone Colonial Revival and Dutch Colonial Revival house built in the 1920s. Its stones are the remnants of Claverack College, which existed on the property from 1779 to 1902. Local architect Henry Mouls designed it in Colonial revival style, with some aspects of genuine Colonial architecture from the region.
National Register of Historic Places #97000927
(Submitted on July 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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George Felpel House (<i>view east from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
3. George Felpel House (view east from near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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