Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland
Ossining, New York
— The Museum in the Streets© —
(Squire House – Mud House)
Highland Cottage was built in 1872 in the High Victorian Gothic style by H.J. Baker, an Ossining resident and industrialist, who employed specially trained workers from England to achieve one of the earliest homes constructed almost entirely of concrete. It was nicknamed the Mud House. The walls were scored to simulate stone. Notable residents included Dr. Amos O. Squire, who served as Chief Physician of Sing Sing Prison from 1910 to 1925. His daughter, Evelyn Squire Culp, was born in the southwest bedroom in 1906 and slept in that same bedroom until her death in 2002. The house was added to the National Register in 1982 and was restored in 1986.
(Casa Squire – Casa de Barro)
La Cabaña Highland fue construida en 1872 en estilo alto gótico victoriano por H.J. Baker, residente y empresario industrial de Ossining, quien contrató trabajadores especialmente capacitados de Inglaterra para construir una de las primeras casas casi completamente de concreto, apodado “the Mud House”, o casa de
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine. 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 1872.
Location. 41° 9.586′ N, 73° 51.669′ 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 right when traveling east 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. The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana (a few steps from this marker); Careswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ossining High School / El Colegio OssiningOssining United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The United Methodist Church / La Iglesia Metodista Unida (about 400 feet away); The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard (about 400 feet away); Union Hotel (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 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.