Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ossining, New York
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'Careswell,' built in 1835 in the Greek Revival style, was once home to Gen. Aaron Ward (1790-1867), a native of Sing Sing and alumnus of the local Mount Pleasant Academy. He fought in the War of 1812, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for multiple terms, and became the first president of Dale Cemetery. The sprawling estate was later acquired by local financier Henry J. Baker, builder of nearby Highland Cottage and benefactor of the United Methodist Church. The mansion, constructed from local Sing Sing marble, survived until circa 1955 when it was demolished to make way for the Junior High School addition to Ossining High School. A section of the old marble wall in front of the school is all that remains today of the mansion.
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Education • War of 1812. 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 1835.
Location. 41° 9.557′ N, 73° 51.645′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Albany Post Road (U.S. 9) 0.8 miles north of Emwilton Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Emwilton 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. Ossining United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The United Methodist Church / La Iglesia Metodista Unida (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana (within shouting distance of this marker); Ossining High School / El Colegio Ossining (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard (about 600 feet away); Union Hotel (about 600 feet away); The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista (about 700 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 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.