Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hickory Hill Cooperative
Here in 1950 a group of WWII G.I. Bill student-veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy’s farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family worked 1000 hours on neighbors’ houses. Recreational facilities were created on common land. In 1981 townhouses for seniors and a community house were built on an adjacent site. Earlier and later families have continued the cooperative tradition.
Erected 2000 by Historical Society of Rockland County.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series list.
Location. 41° 1.359′ N, 73° 57.503′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Tappan Road (County Route 8) and Hickory Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Tappan Road. Marker is located just north of the New Jersey Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. André Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tappan Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Tappan Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Teunis Haring House (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey); The Manse (approx. half a mile away); The First Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Tappan Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Tappan World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.