“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

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Olinda Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2022
1. Olinda Marker
The Hopkes, owners of the sugar refinery on the Hastings waterfront that burned to the ground in 1875, named their stone mansion on Hopke Avenue Olinda ("beautiful" in Portuguese) after the city in Brazil from which their raw sugar was shipped. The photographs of the house and the family playing tennis were taken in the 1880s. In the early 20th century, Olinda housed a dancing school where local children—wearing white gloves—learned to waltz and fox trot.

Los Hopkes, propietarios de la refinería de azúcar localizada en la rivera del río y que se incendió hasta quedar en cenizas, le pusieron a su mansión localizada en la avenida Hopke el nombre de Olinda ("hermosa" en portugués) por la ciudad de Brazil de donde venía el azúcar sin refinar. Las fotografías de la casa y de la familia jugando enis fueron tomadas en la década de 1880. A principios del siglo XX, Olinda albergaba una escuela de baile en donde generaciones de niños del área aprendieron a bailar vals y fox trot (baile moderno de dos tiempos).
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, MusicEducationIndustry & Commerce. 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 1875.
Location. 40° 59.593′ N, 73° 52.62′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Olinda Avenue just east of Hopke Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Hopke Ave, 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. School Days / Los Días de Clase (within shouting distance of this marker); Billie and Flo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hastings' First High Rise / El Primer Edificio de Pisos Multiples en Hastings (about 300 feet away); Draper Terrace / Draper Terrace (el callejón Draper) (about 500 feet away); Draper Park (about 500 feet away); The Oldest Church / La Iglesia Mas Antigua (about 600 feet away); Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (about 700 feet away); Road Leading to Burkely Crest (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Olinda Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2022
2. Olinda Marker
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 74 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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