Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The United Methodist Church / La Iglesia Metodista Unida
Ossining, New York
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The United Methodist Church
By 1875, the Methodist congregation had outgrown their church on Spring Street and decided to build a new edifice. They acquired a site on Highland Avenue and began construction in 1877; however, their funds were quickly depleted. The death of its main financier Henry J. Baker the following year, who built the nearby Highland Cottage, delayed completion until 1885. The High Victorian Gothic style was the work of Ebenezer Roberts (1825-1890), architect of the Standard Oil Building at the south end of Broadway in Manhattan as well as many other commercial buildings and churches. Built of white 'Snowflake' marble, it features a massive corner tower, cross gables, and forty stained-glass memorial windows designed by Tiffany Studios, J&R Lamb, and James Dougherty of New York.
Ya en 1875 la congregación metodista había superado el espacio de su iglesia en Spring Street, y decidió construir una nueva. Adquierieron sitio en la Avenida Highland y comenzaron a construir en 1877, pero se les agotaron los fondos. La meuerte un año después de
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. 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 1875.
Location. 41° 9.525′ N, 73° 51.638′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Emwilton Place just east of South Highland Avenue (U.S. 9), on the left when traveling east. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Careswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana (about 400 feet away); Ossining High School / El Colegio Ossining (about 600 feet away); The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard (about 800 feet away); Union Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista (approx. 0.2 miles 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 88 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.