Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ossining High School / El Colegio Ossining
Ossining, New York
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Ossining High School
Ossining High School, built in 1929 was designed by famed architect James Gamble Rogers. The Tower, rising three stories above the main building, represented the highest point in the village when built, and was inspired by Rogers's Collegiate Gothic buildings at Yale, Northwestern and Columbia universities. The entire building is faced with varied-color Connecticut brick. In 1930, Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt expressed his admiration of the school, "I have seen your new High School building. I think it is very beautiful and you should be very proud of it." Major additions and renovations were completed in 1957, 1985, 2002 & 2014. In 2012, Ossining High School received Intel Corporation's Star Innovator Award as the top school for Science and Mathematics in the nation.
El colegio Ossining, construido en 1929, fue diseñado por el famoso arquitecto James Gamle Robers. La torre, tres plantas sobre el edificio principal, representaba el punto más alto cuando se construyó la ciudad, y fue inspirrada por los edificios góticos de Rogers en las
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 41° 9.627′ N, 73° 51.653′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on South Highland Avenue (U.S. 9) just north of Maple Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 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. The Cynthard Building / El Edificio Cynthard (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Hotel (within shouting The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room / Ellis Place y El Salón de Té la Tendita (about 400 feet away); Careswell (about 400 feet away); The Ossining Bank for Savings / El banco Sing Sing de Seguros (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.