Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor Road
Ossining, New York
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Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall
On this site once stood this Italianate-style residence built circa 1862 and owned by Azariah and Mary Baxter Carpenter. They called it "Bella Vista" because of its beautiful and sweeping views of the Hudson River. The Carpenters had five sons, Herbert, Harry, William, Frederick, and Charles. Azariah was a trustee of the Sing Sing Bank for Savings and vice president of the Consolidated Gas Company located at Irving Place in New York City. It was the precursor of today's Con Edison. Mary was a cashier at Consolidated Gas, where she met her husband. In the mid-20th Century Bella Vista became the home of the Ossining Elks Lodge, BPOE 1496. Built by the prisoners of Sing Sing Prison, the wall on Secor is made of locally quarried Sing Sing marble.
En este sitio estyvo la residencia estilo italiano construida por 1862 de Azariah y Mary Baxter Carpenter. La llamaban "Bella Vista" por su hermosos paisajes del Río Hudson. Los Carpenter tenían cinco hijos, Herbert, Harry, William, Frederick y Charles. Azariah
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement. 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 1862.
Location. 41° 9.596′ N, 73° 51.912′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 State St, 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 Calvary Baptist Church and Annex / La Iglesia Bautista Calvary y Anexo (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Main Street Ossining / Ossining de la Calle Lower Main (about 400 feet away, measured in The Mount Pleasant Academy Library / La Biblioteca de la Academia Mount Pleasant (about 400 feet away); The Ossining National Bank / El Banco Nacional de Ossining (about 600 feet away); The James Robinson House / La Casa James Robinson (about 600 feet away); Ossining, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Smith-Robinson House / La Casa Smith-Robinson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Croton Aqueduct Promenade / El Paseo Marítimo del acueducto Old Croton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Additional keywords. prison labor
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.