Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Smith-Robinson House / La Casa Smith-Robinson
Ossining, New York
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The Smith-Robinson House
Hudson River marble, technically a dolomitic limestone, quarried at Sing Sing Prison was used as a popular 19th century building material. This house is one of four remaining Sing Sing marble buildings in the Village. In the 1830s, James Robinson purchased the Smith property, which extended to Route 9 and south to the State Farm property (Nelson Park vicinity). He built this mansion overlooking the Hudson. Financial difficulties forced him to subdivide the property and sell the lots. In the 20th century the building was part of the Catholic Community club recreational facility. Designer and artist Vera Neumann, known for her signature scarves and textiles, purchased the property the 1950s<-- sic -->. The Smith-Robinson House has one of the best Greek Revival interiors in Ossining.
La Casa Smith-Robinson
Mármol del Río Hudson, técnicamente caliza dolomítica extraída en la cárcel de Sing Sing, era un material de construcción popular en el siglo XIX. Esta casa es uno de las últimos cuatro edificios de mármol de Sing Sing que quedan en la Villa. En los años 1830, James Robinson compró
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. 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 1830.
Location. 41° 9.444′ N, 73° 51.925′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Broad Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Broad 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 James Robinson House / La Casa James Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mount Pleasant Academy Library / La Biblioteca de la Academia Mount PleasantThe Calvary Baptist Church and Annex / La Iglesia Bautista Calvary y Anexo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lower Main Street Ossining / Ossining de la Calle Lower Main (approx. ¼ mile away); Ossining United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ossining National Bank / El Banco Nacional de Ossining (approx. ¼ mile away); The United Methodist Church / La Iglesia Metodista Unida (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 122 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.