Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The James Robinson House / La Casa James Robinson
Ossining, New York
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The James Robinson House
With its prominent columns and hipped roof, the James Robinson house is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture, popular around the time of the Civil War. It was owned by the same family as the Smith-Robinson house (Number 25 on this tour), whose children William, James and Edward are remembered in the names of nearby trees. The large gabled dormer on the back gives a magnificent view of High Tor across the river. In the middle of the twentieth century, the building served as the home of Dr. George Hill, the first African-American physician in Ossining, who was affiliated with both Ossining Hospital (formerly on Spring Street) and Phelps Hospital, and whose generous service to the community led to the foundation of the Open Door health clinic.
Con sus prominentes columnas y techo pirimidal, la Casa JAmes Robinson es un ejemplo notable de aruitectura neogriega, pouplar en la época de la Guerra Civil. Los dueños eran la misma familia que la Casa Smith-Robinson (Número 25 en este tour), cuyos hijos William, James y Edward se
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series list.
Location. 41° 9.497′ N, 73° 51.924′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Academy Place, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Mount Pleasant Academy Library / La Biblioteca de la Academia Mount Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smith-Robinson House / La Casa Smith-Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Calvary Baptist Church and Annex / La Iglesia Bautista Calvary y Anexo (about 500 feet away); Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor Road (about 600 feet away); Lower Main Street Ossining / Ossining de la Calle Lower Main (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ossining National Bank / El Banco Nacional de Ossining (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Cottage / Cabaña Highland (approx. ¼ mile away); Ossining United Methodist Church (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 95 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.