Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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Originally a private preserve then over seen by a nature conservancy and now a village park, this space (including the Observatory, headquarters of the Historical Society) came from the original John William Draper estate, and has been set aside for educational and quiet recreational purposes. Draper's granddaughter Antonia Maury, a noted astronomer seen here in 1932, gave lectures and a public reading room was established. The grounds, too, were open to the public and were frequently used for community picnics.
En esta fotografía de 1932 vemos a la notable Antonia Maury, nieta de John William Draper, quien solía dar charlas, creándose con este propósito una sala de conferencias. Los espacios verdes también fueron abiertos al público siendo frecuentemente
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. 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 1932.
Location. 40° 59.477′ N, 73° 52.772′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 9) just south of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 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. Henry Draper and His Observatories / Henry Draper y Sus Observatiorios (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Draper Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Forge Cottage / La Fragua (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Draper Park (about 500 feet away); Old Bridge and Reflecting Pool (about 500 feet away); Draper Terrace / Draper Terrace (el callejón Draper) (about 500 feet away); Billie Burke's Reflecting PoolRoad Leading to Burkely Crest (about 500 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 81 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.