Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mount Pleasant Academy Library / La Biblioteca de la Academia Mount Pleasant
Ossining, New York
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The Mount Pleasant Academy Library
This is the only surviving building of the Mount Pleasant Academy, a major educational institution for over a century. Opened in 1814, the Academy offered a range of subjects to students of both genders until it was transformed into a military school in 1848, after which time its student body comprised of only male cadets studying a curriculum modeled after that of the West Point Academy. When this building was erected in a decorative Late Victorian style in 1878, the Academy's library contained over 12,000 books. The Mount Pleasant Military Academy was closed in 1925, after which time the building became the offices of the surveyor William Arthur Slater, whose collection of over 4,000 glass plate photographic negatives is now at the Ossining Historical Society.
Este es el único edificio que sobrevivió de la Academia Mount Pleasant, una institución educativa importante por más de un siglo. Inaugurada en 1814, la Academia ofrecía materias deviersas a sus estudiantes de ambos géneros hasta que se
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 23.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education. 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 1814.
Location. 41° 9.527′ N, 73° 51.911′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on State Street just south of St. Paul's Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 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 James Robinson House / La Casa James Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Calvary Baptist Church and Annex / La Iglesia Bautista Calvary y Anexo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor Road (about 400 feet away); The Smith-Robinson House / La Casa Smith-Robinson (about 500 feet away); Lower Main Street Ossining / Ossining de la Calle Lower Main (about 700 feet away); The Ossining National Bank / El Banco Nacional de Ossining (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia Presbyteriana (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
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 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.