Scarsdale in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
During that long struggle for independence, a meeting place for Scarsdale patriots and the scene of repeated attacks by British soldiers.
The Westchester County Historical Society
Scarsdale Chapter, 1927
Erected 1927 by The Westchester County Historical Society, Scarsdale Chapter.
Location. 40° 59.533′ N, 73° 47.637′ W. Marker is in Scarsdale, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of White Plains Road (New York State Route 22) and Wayside Lane, on the left when traveling north on White Plains Road. Touch for map. Located on the front of the Wayside Cottage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1039 White Plains Road, Scarsdale NY 10583, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scarsdale Bicentennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Daniel D. Tompkins Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Howe’s Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eastchester Memorial Park (approx. 2 miles away); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); White Plains Roll of Honor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of White Plains (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scarsdale.
Regarding Wayside Inn. The Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale, the earliest portion built around 1715-1720, is the community's oldest building and one of the oldest preserved residences in the United States.
During the British occupation of New York, the Scarsdale area was known as "neutral ground" and the farmhouse-turned-inn was frequented by soldiers from both sides and was the scene of Revolutionary War skirmishes. Owners of the property have included Caleb Heathcote, the first Lord of the Manor of Scarsdale, and three generations of Varians, a locally prominent family. Since 1919 Wayside Cottage has been a community-oriented property, and is now the custodial responsibility of the Junior League of Central Westchester, the group responsible for most of its restoration.
Also see . . . Wayside Cottage, Junior League of Central Westchester (Submitted on May 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.