Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Lavis Private Garden / Un Suntuoso Jardin Privado
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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A Lavish Private Garden
The Crystie Estate and its garden, photographed in 1924, was invaded in 1903 (inset) by a trolley car from Yonkers that failed to make the sharp turn from Broadway onto Main Street. The now-destroyed mansion was said to include portions of Peter Post's Revolutionary War tavern, where in 1778 Hessian cavalrymen drank the night before they were ambushed nearby by American troops including "Lighthorse Harry" Lee, Robert E. Lee's father.
La Hacienda Chrystie y su jardín, fotografiados aquí en 1924. Este fue dañado en 1903 por un tranvía al no poder virar de Broadway a la Calle Principal, por ser una curva muy cerrada. Se dice que en la mansión, y dstruida en la actualidad, funcionaba una parte de la taverna que Peter Post tenía durante la guerra de la revolución en la que, en 1778, una caballería de mercenarios alemanes que formaban parte del ejército británico bebió la noche anterior de ser emboscada por las tropas encabezadas por "Lighthouse Harry" Lee, el padre de Robert E. Lee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Revolutionary. 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 1924.
Location. 40° 59.681′ N, 73° 52.749′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Main Street just west of Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 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. Old Broadway / La Antigua Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Watering the Horses / Dando de Beber Agua a Los Caballos (within shouting distance of this marker); Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oldest Church / La Iglesia Mas Antigua (about 300 feet away); A Church in a Changing Village / Una Iglesia en un Pueblo que Cambia (about 400 feet away); School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos (about 400 feet away); Hastings' First High Rise / El Primer Edificio de Pisos Multiples en HastingsKorean War Memorial (about 800 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 426 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.