Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista
Ossining, New York
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The First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church was officially organized on November 12, 1790, with 33 members under the leadership of Elijah Hunter. Hunter had served as a spy under the command of John Jay during the Revolutionary War and then bought land here forfeited by the loyalist Philipse family. Because of this, the first name of Sing Sing was Hunter's Landing. The Church was racially integrated from its inception. It had among its enrolled congregants several enslaved African Americans. In 1811, a small wooden building was erected at this site. The present Victorian Stick-Gothic church was built in 1874 at a cost of $75,000. Significant features of the building are its Gothic architecture, its steeple, the beautifully carved interior woodwork, and its stained glass windows.
La Primera Iglesia Bautista
La Primera Iglesia Bautista se organizó oficialmente el 12 de noviembre de 1790, con 33 miembros dirigidos por Elijah Hunter. Hunter fue espía bajo John Jay durante la Guerra Revolucionaria, y luego compró tierra sancionada por la familia conservadora Philipse. A
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 12, 1790.
Location. 41° 9.669′ N, 73° 51.687′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Albany Post Road (U.S. 9) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Albany Post Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 S Highland Ave, Ossining NY 10562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room / Ellis Place y El Salón de Té la Tendita (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ossining Bank for Savings / El banco Sing Sing de Seguros (within shouting distance of this marker); Ossining High School / El Colegio Ossining (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal Trinity (about 300 feet away); Ossining, New York (about 300 feet away); The Old Croton Aqueduct (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.