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School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

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School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2022
1. School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos Marker
Inscription.  
School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse
Opposite is the Fraser Free School
built in 1863 for the elementary grades (high school students journeyed to Yonkers) and later used as a library, civic center and, now a volunteer fire company. The McLAve family's blacksmith shop (inset) was next door in the ravine (behind the current Youth Center), where, beginning in the 1830s, waterpower from a creek flowing to the river turned the wheels of Hastings' earliest industries, which included a wagon axle factory, a bone-crushing mill and a distillery.

La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos
A sus espaldas está
The Fraser Free School construida en 1863 para los grados de la primaria (los estudiantes del colegio tenían que trasladarse a Yonkers) la cual años más tarde fue usada como biblioteca, centro cívico y en la actualidad como estación de bomberos voluntarios. La herrería de la familia McLave (recuado) estaba situada junot a la escuela en el barranco (detrás del actual Centro Juvenil) por el cual fluía un afluente del río Hudson. En 1830, se comienza a generar energía
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hidráulica aprovechando las aguas de este afluente, proporcionando así energía para las primearas industrias en Hastings entre las cuales estaban la fábrica de ejes para vagones, una fábrica trituradora de huesos y una destilería.
 
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 40° 59.653′ N, 73° 52.829′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Main Street, 0.1 miles east of Whitman Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Main St, Hastings on Hudson NY 10706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Church in a Changing Village / Una Iglesia en un Pueblo que Cambia (here, next to this marker); A Lavish Private Garden / Un Suntuoso Jardin Privado (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (about 500 feet away); Boulanger Plaza (about 500 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial
School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2022
2. School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos Marker
(about 500 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Warburton Avenue / Avenida Warburton (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hastings-on-Hudson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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