Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Croton Aqueduct / El Antiguo Acueducto de Croton
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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The Old Croton Aqueduct
The aqueduct, which in the 1840s first brought clean country water to Manhattan passes through Hastings. A 19th-century print shows an arch a few hundred yards south of here over which the aqueduct crosses a narrow railway that linked one of the village's marble quarries with the docs. Nearby is the studio of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973). A few dozen yards north is the tiny 19th-century cemetery of the Cooke family. Farther down the hill, at 49 Washington Avenue, is the house and studio of painter Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900), who lived in what was once the home of Hastings' first mill owner, William Saunders. In this 1933 photograph, a fence blocks access to the aqueduct, now a public trail.
El acueducto, que en los años 1840 traía agua dulce a Manhattan, pasa por Hastings. Una litografía del siglo XIX muestra el arco a 100 escasas yardas al sur de aquí. Sobre el arco pasa el aceuducto y bajo éste una angosta vía férrea que conectaba una de las canteras de mármol del pueblo con el muelle. A una distancia
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. 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 1933.
Location. 40° 59.549′ N, 73° 52.837′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Aqueduct Lane, on the left when traveling west on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Washington Ave, Hastings on Hudson NY 10706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Way to Work / El Trayecto al Trabajo (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draper Park (about 500 feet away); Henry Draper and His Observatories / Henry Draper y Sus Observatiorios (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Draper Park (about 600 feet away); School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de Bomberos (about 600 feet away); A Church in a Changing Village / Una Iglesia en un Pueblo que Cambia (about 600 feet away); Draper Terrace / Draper Terrace (el callejón Draper) (about 700 feet away); Hastings' First High Rise / El Primer Edificio de Pisos Multiples en Hastings (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 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.