Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Tower Ridge Neighborhood / El Vecindario de la Torre Ridge
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
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The Tower Ridge Neighborhood
In the 1870s, Dr. Edward Huyler, a patent medicine manufacturer, built his home on the ridge above the river and added a since-destroyed chiming clock tower with four faces (no two of which were said to give the same time) that became a navigation landmark for river traffic. In the 1880s and 90's, he built two streets. Edmarth, named after himself and his wife, Martha, and Ridgedell. The houses on each are mirror images of the houses opposite them. Before the clock was the Tower Ridge Yacht Club, pictured in the 1890s.
En los años 1870, el Dr. Eduardo Huyler, un fabricante de patentes de medicamentos, construyó su casa sobre una loma frente al río y añadió una torre con un reloj de cuatro caras que repicaba al dar la hora (que según se dice daban horas diferentes), la misma que se convirtió en un punto referencial para el tráfico fluvialEn las décadas de 1880 y 1890, Eduardo Huyler construyó dos calles: Edmarth, en honor a su esposa y a él; y, Ridgedell. Las casas en ambos lados de las calles eran un reflejo
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Exploration • 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 1870.
Location. 40° 59.894′ N, 73° 52.958′ W. Marker is in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Edmarth Place and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Edmarth Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Edmarth Pl, 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. Squirrel Alley and River Place / El Callejon Squirrel y Riverview Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven Years of Fear: Hastings and the Neutral Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Revolution in 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Edgar's Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Community Gardens in Zinsser Park / Los Jardines Comunitarios en el Parque Zinsser (about 300 feet away); The Hessians: Hired by the King (about 300 feet away); Washington's Continental Army (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 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.