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Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Margaret's

 
 
St. Margaret's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
1. St. Margaret's Marker
Inscription.  
”Mrs. Astor’s Orphanage,”
later St. Margaret’s Home,
a refuge & school for girls
operated 1852-1940
as a private charity.

 
Erected by Town of Red Hook.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationWomen.
 
Location. 41° 58.859′ N, 73° 52.946′ W. Marker is in Red Hook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on South Broadway (U.S. 9) north of Hannaford Drive (Rokeby Road), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the east side of the highway, in front of the St. Margaret's Home building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7260 South Broadway, Red Hook NY 12571, 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. Hendricks House (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Historic Diner” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Elmendorph Inn (approx. 1.2 miles away); James S. Hare (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (approx. 1.2 miles away);
St. Margaret's Marker<br>(<i>wide view • St. Margaret's Home in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
2. St. Margaret's Marker
(wide view • St. Margaret's Home in background)
Old Rhinebeck (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hudson River National Historic Landmark District (approx. 1.8 miles away); Former New York State Champion Tree (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Hook.
 
Regarding St. Margaret's. National Register of Historic Places #06000883.
 
Also see . . .  St. Margaret's Home (Wikipedia). Its construction and operation until 1872 was supported by Margaret Rebecca Armstrong Astor, wife of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. From 1872 to 1875, its patron was Margaret Astor Ward Chanler, wife of John Winthrop Chanler, after which Congressman Chanler until his death in 1877 and afterwards the Chanler Estate. The orphanage closed in 1932. (Submitted on July 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
St. Margaret's Home (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
3. St. Margaret's Home (view from near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Nov. 28, 2020