Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard
Ossining, New York
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The Cynthard Building
The Union Hotel, built in 1800, once stood on this site. It was for many years the official Village “stage house” for the York and Albany Turnpike Stag Company. Many important persons stopped at the hotel, including Emperor Napoleon III of France, who dined there several times on visits to America. Next to the hotel was the J.E. Buckhout Blacksmith Shop, which took care of the needs of the stage coaches and horses. In 1887 the property was purchased by Dr. Edward B. Sherwood, a dentist, who demolished the hotel and built his grand residence. Dr. Sherwood served the Village as its president, the predecessor to the office of mayor. The Cynthard Building, which presently occupies this site, was built in Renaissance Revival style in 1929.
El Hotel Union, construido en 1800, antes estuvo en este sitio. Por muchos años sirvió de cochera para la compañía de diligencias York and Albany Turnpike State Company. Muchas personas importantes pararon en el hotel, entre ellas el Emperador Napoleón III de Francia, quien cenó ahí varias veces durante sus
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 41° 9.652′ N, 73° 51.675′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of South Highland Avenue (U.S. 9) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on South Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 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 (here, next to this marker); The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); Ossining High School / El Colegio OssiningEllis 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana (about 300 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal Trinity (about 400 feet away); Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (about 400 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 93 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.