Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Tribute and a Gift
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A Tribute and a Gift
The Descendants of Isaac and Hannah Thorn(e) have been part of this community since the 1740s, when much of the area was settled by the Society of Friends (Quakers). Isaac's great grandson, Jonathan Thorne (1801-84), was a successful investor and entrepreneur, whose children's gift of the Thorne Memorial Building prompted the incorporation of the Village of Millbrook in 1895. The family estate, Thorndale, lies beyond the Tribute Garden, to the west. The garden was carved from the Thorne estate as a living memorial to the local citizens who served in World War I. Shown in the large photograph is Mrs. Oakleigh Thorne in 1948, dedicating the Veterans' Green, which replaced the railroad yards and railway, and became a memorial to all local U.S. war veterans.
Un tributo ed Un Regalo
I Discendenti di Hanna e Isaac Thorn(e) hanno fatto parte di questa comunità dal 1740, quando molta dell'area era stata colonizzata dalla Società degli Amici (Quakers). Il pronipote di Isaac, Jonathan Thorne (1801-84), fu un imprenditore e investitore di successo, I figli regalarono.il Thorne Memorial Building alla comunità
Location. 41° 47.105′ N, 73° 41.791′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Franklin Avenue. Located in front of Tribute Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribute Garden (a few steps from this marker); Millbrook Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Millbrook Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Millbrook, New York (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph’s Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?” (about 300 feet away); Life’s Little Pleasures (about 400 feet away); All Aboard! (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
Also see . . . Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.