Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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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.
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Industry & 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.
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.