Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Forge Cottage / La Fragua
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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This gardener's cottage (seen here in the 1870s before its 1905 renovation) contains remnants of what's been called the Neutral Forge, a Revolutionary War blacksmith's shop located—as was all of Hastings—in the no-man's land between British and American lines. It was visited by both sides—though not at the same time. Next to the shop once stood the landmark black walnut Treaty Tree, seen here in a 1920s photograph. Also nearby is a restored 1929 playhouse that a cottage resident built for his granddaughter.
Esta cabaña de jardinero (fotografiada en 1870 antes de su renovación en 1906) contiente restos de lo que se conocía como La Fragua Neutral, una herrería ubicada durante la Guerra Civil—al igual que el pueblo de Hastings entero—en territorio neutral entre las filas británicas y las americanas. Ambos bandos la visitaban—aunque no al mismo tiempo. Junot a la herrería, existió alguna vez El Arbol del Tratado, un nogal negro visto en esta fotografía de 1920 y que constituía un punto referencial. Cerca de allí también se encuentra una casa de muñecas de
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • 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 1905.
Location. 40° 59.477′ N, 73° 52.706′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (Route 9) 0.1 miles south of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 389 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. Draper Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bridge and Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Billie Burke's Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Road Leading to Burkely Crest (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Draper and His Observatories / Henry Draper y Sus Observatiorios (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Draper Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Draper Park (about 300 feet away); Draper Terrace / Draper Terrace (el callejón Draper) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.