Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana
Ossining, New York
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The First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Ossining, designed in High Victorian Gothic style by architect Isaac Gale Perry, was completed in 1870 at a cost of $95,000. This church is actually the third to bear the name; the first was located in what is now Sparta Cemetery on land donated by Frederick Philipse, owner of the vast Philipse Estate that stretched from Kingsbridge, Bronx, to the Croton River. Following damage sustained during the Revolutionary War, a new church was built on the site of the current Trinity Episcopal Church in 1803. This location served the congregation well for over sixty-five years until the group's size increased beyond what the structure could accommodate. Architect Perry later went on to design the final phase of the New York State Capitol in Albany.
La Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana de Ossining, diseñada en estilo alto gótico victoriano por el arquecto Isaac Gale Perry, fue completada en 1870 por $95,000. Es la tercera en llevar este nombre; la primera estaba en el actual cementerio Sparta Cemetery en
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • War, US Revolutionary. 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 1870.
Location. 41° 9.594′ N, 73° 51.667′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Place and South Highland Avenue (U.S. 9), on the left when traveling west on Maple Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Maple Pl, 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. Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (a few steps from this marker); Ossining High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Careswell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Hotel (about 400 feet away); Ossining United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); The United Methodist Church / La Iglesia Metodista Unida (about 400 feet away); The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.