Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hastings' First High Rise / El Primer Edificio de Pisos Multiples en Hastings
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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Hastings' First High Rise
When the village's first apartment building, La Barranca ("The Ravine," in Spanish), opened in 1929 it was greeted with outrage because of its size and height, a staggering six stories. It was, by far, the largest residence in town. Originally planned as the first of twin buildings, the second was cancelled after the Wall Street crash. A photograph taken during construction shows the modern building replacing a modest farm, while (inset) a sign proclaims Hastings' foresight.
Cuando el primer edificio de apartamentos, "La Barranca", se abrió en 1929 fue recibido con mucha indignación por su asobmroso tamaño y altura de seis pisos. Este era, sin duda alguna, el edificio más alto del pueblo. Según planes iniciales, este edificio sería el primero de dos gemelos, in embargo, la construcción del segundo fue cancelada debido a la caída de la Bolsa de Valores. Una fotografía tomada durante su construcción muestra como el edificio moderno reemplaza una modesta finca, mientras (recuado) un
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. 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 1929.
Location. 40° 59.599′ N, 73° 52.695′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Broadway (Route 9) just north of Olinda Avenue, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 465 Broadway, 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. Olinda (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oldest Church / La Iglesia Mas Antigua (about 400 feet away); School Days / Los Días de Clase (about 400 feet away); Draper Terrace / Draper Terrace (el callejón Draper) (about 400 feet away); Draper Park (about 500 feet away); A Lavis Private Garden / Un Suntuoso Jardin Privado (about 600 feet away); Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (about 600 feet away); Billie and Flo (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 70 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.