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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westchester County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Westchester County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Westchester County, NY (289) Bronx County, NY (102) Nassau County, NY (264) Putnam County, NY (122) Rockland County, NY (267) Fairfield County, CT (395) Bergen County, NJ (426)  WestchesterCounty(289) Westchester County (289)  BronxCounty(102) Bronx County (102)  NassauCounty(264) Nassau County (264)  PutnamCounty(122) Putnam County (122)  RocklandCounty(267) Rockland County (267)  FairfieldCountyConnecticut(395) Fairfield County (395)  BergenCountyNew Jersey(426) Bergen County (426)
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1New York, Westchester County, Ardsley — Ardsley World War I Honor Roll
1914   1918 The Great World War Honor Roll Ardsley N.Y. Unveiled April 5th 1919 H.L. McCartney • A. McCartney • Ronald Campbell • Wm. A.C. Creve • F.H. Addyman • Edward J. Mussa • Edwain E. White • Michael Wilmoth • Adolph Knappe • Raffaelo . . . Map (db m42441) HM
2New York, Westchester County, Armonk — Smith’s Tavern
Revolutionary War militia headquarters 1779. First town post office and North Castle town meeting place, 1798 – 1850.Map (db m24582) HM
3New York, Westchester County, Bedford — School House 1829
Public School Until 1912 A Museum of Local History Since 1913Map (db m46879) HM
4New York, Westchester County, Bedford Hills — For God and Country
World War II Emil Bosse • William R. Cameron • Joseph P. Cotton, Jr. • Edward F. Drake • Salvatore Foglia • Abram Garvis • William F. Hull, 2nd • Thomas V. Pickhardt • Everett F. Rogers • Donald E. Smith • Frank P. Orso [Small . . . Map (db m24566) HM
5New York, Westchester County, Briarcliff Manor — Birthplace of John L. Worden 1818-1897
Rear Admiral U.S. Navy Commanded “Monitor” against “Merrimac” Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 9, 1862Map (db m47278) HM
6New York, Westchester County, Briarcliff Manor — Sparta Cemetery
Set apart by Col. Philipse. Graves of Rev. soldiers. Cannon fire hit tombstone. First site of pres. church moved to Sing Sing 1800Map (db m47280) HM
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7New York, Westchester County, Cortland — 1777 Skirmish
In this area, on March 24, 1777, American troops under Lt. Col. Marinus Willett turned back 200 British invaders.Map (db m54297) HM
8New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt — House of Pierre Van Cortlandt
General George Washington with his aides slept in this house many nights while making Peekskill their headquarters in 1776, 1777 & 1778. --------------- It was the house of Pierre Van Cortlandt, member of Colonial Assembly, member of the 2nd., 3rd., . . . Map (db m54295) HM
9New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt — Upper Manor
Built in 1756 by Gertrude Beekman, daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt. Family hosted Washington on his visits to this area.Map (db m54293) HM
10New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — 160th Anniversary of St. Peter’s
This tablet is placed by Pierre VanCortlandt Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, on the 160th Anniversary of the erection of this church to commemorate the fact that George Washington worshipped in this building and as a tribute to . . . Map (db m55326) HM
11New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of the Interior Dedicated on September 22, 2002 New York State and Town of CortlandtMap (db m37362) HM
12New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Chaining the Hudson
Chaining the Hudson Early in the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress realized that if the British controlled the Hudson River, they could divide the rebellious colonies. To prevent this, in march 1776, the Americans began construction of . . . Map (db m37381) HM
13New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Countess Lucille VI
Countess Lucille VI This M-48 tank was erected by Camp Smith in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Frank J. Costanza, New York Army National Guard. Warrior and citizen soldier, he served as Post Maintenance Supervisor from 1980 to 1991. A veteran of . . . Map (db m37361) HM
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14New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — French Soldiers of the Revolutionary War
We remember these French Soldiers who gave their lives for our independence in our old St. Peter’s building years 1781 – 1782 Lieutenant de Mauvis • Jean Bonnair • Jean Joseph Paquay • Alexis Labrue • Joseph Duguin • Georges Mochl • . . . Map (db m55327) HM
15New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Heroes of the American Revolution
To the memory of the Heroes of the American Revolution 1771 – 1783 buried in this churchyard Maj. Gen. Seth Pomeroy • Col. James Thompson • Col. Samuel Drake • Lieut. Col. Gilbert Drake • Capt. Jasper Drake • Capt. Joshua Drake • Capt. Samuel . . . Map (db m55328) HM
16New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Old Cemetery
Dates to 1752. Many Revolutionary War patriots here include 7 French soldiers and John Paulding, a captor of Major Andre.Map (db m55332) HM
17New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Old Saint Peter’s Episcopal ChurchDedicated Year 1767
Services in this building were attended by General George Washington at times when he stayed nearby. This building was also used as an Army Hospital by French General Rochambeau before and after The Battle of Yorktown Virginia 1781-2. This site is . . . Map (db m55329) HM
18New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Old St. Peters
Services began in 1767. Gen. Washington reportedly read morning prayer here. Was used as a hospital for French troops, 1781-82.Map (db m55325) HM
19New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — 6 — Pomeroy
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like this replica and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, MA. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths and gunsmiths, becoming . . . Map (db m62005) HM
20New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Red Schoolhouse
Erected in 1772 as a Baptist Church. Became one- room school in 1814. In continuous use until 1935, and from 1952 to 1972.Map (db m55314) HM
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21New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Saint Peter’s Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery
Saint Peter’s Churchyard Church built in 1767 and Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery adjoining on the southeast In this burying-ground are interred Forty Four known soldiers in the war of the American Revolution. There is a monument to John Paulding . . . Map (db m55331) HM
22New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake
In this churchyard or the adjoining old cemetery is buried in an unknown grave Seth Pomeroy the first Commander of the American Army As senior Brigadier General in February 1775 the churchyard and primarily the plot of Jeremiah Drake a . . . Map (db m55330) HM
23New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Site of St. Peter’s Church
This stone and tablet has been erected by the Cornelia Beekman Chapter Jr. Sons and Daughters of the Revolution November 28, 1914, with the consent of the rector, wardens and the vestrymen of St. Peter’s Church, to mark the place where this . . . Map (db m55333) HM
24New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Taylor Tavern
Site. Built in 1750. New York – Albany Stagecoach stop. Major John Andre held here on Sept. 25, 1780. Later Dusenbury Tavern.Map (db m55334) HM
25New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — The Van Cortlandtville SchoolCirca 1772
was listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places on March 3, 1989 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 7, 1989 Van Cortlandtville Historical Society 2004Map (db m55324) HM
26New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt Manor — Van Cortlandtville World War Memorial
Erected in honor of the men Van Cortlandtville who served in the World War 1917 – 1919 Herbert Booth                   U.S.N. Rowland M. Donnelly         U.S.A. Stephen E. Donnelly         U.S.A. George H. Fowler            U.S.A. Reuben J. . . . Map (db m55335) HM
27New York, Westchester County, Croton-on-Hudson — Commemorating the Defense of Teller's Point
Commemorating the defense of Teller's Point by George Sherwood an Jack Peterson who repulsed the landing of British troops from the "Vulture" September 21, 1780, aiding in the capture of Major Andre.Map (db m126260) HM
28New York, Westchester County, Croton-on-Hudson — Treaty Oak Site
At this site stood a magnificent oak tree under which, according to tradition, in A. D. 1645 Aepjen, chief sachem of the Mohegans, signed a treaty of peace with the Dutch in behalf of the KitchiwanghsMap (db m126257) HM
29New York, Westchester County, Dobbs Ferry — Dobbs Ferry Memorial Park
This Park Is Dedicated To The Men And Women Of Dobbs Ferry Who Served Their Country In The Armed Forces In Tmes Of National Emergency Mayor & Trustees   1959Map (db m42446) WM
30New York, Westchester County, Dobbs Ferry — Dobbs Ferry Veterans Memorial
Erected In Memory Of Those Who Died Serving Our Country World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918 Edward J. Condon John C. Eberspacher Emil Lang Paul Schlutow Michael Zanni World War II December 7, 1941 – . . . Map (db m42444) WM
31New York, Westchester County, Dobbs Ferry — Willow Point
Willow Point On this site the ferry service which gives this village its name was begun by the family of John Dobbs, who settled here in 1698. It was operated by his son William, who lived here at Willow Point, and later by his grandson, Abraham, . . . Map (db m42443) HM
32New York, Westchester County, Eastchester — Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
Eastchester – Tuckahoe – Bronxville Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial This memorial is erected to honor the memory and courage of the soldiers, sailors and airmen of our commumity who valiantly sacrificed their lives for . . . Map (db m42522) HM
33New York, Westchester County, Eastchester — Eastchester Memorial Park
Memorial Park In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice In The Defense of Our Country The United States of Eastchester America Dedicated October 23, 1972 [ small plaque ] Presented To The People of Eastchester by . . . Map (db m42507) WM
34New York, Westchester County, Eastchester — Gold Star Mothers Memorial
Gold Star Mothers Memorial This memorial is erected To keep in honored and prayerful memory all Gold Star Mothers whose children served and died in wars for this great nation. Dedicated September 24, 2006 Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita . . . Map (db m42509) HM
35New York, Westchester County, Elmsford — Elmsford Veterans Memorial
They Died That We Might Live They Rest In Honored Glory In Honor Of The Men and Women Of Elmsford Who Served Their Country In World Wars I and II Korean War Vietnam War and War on Terror 1950   Korean War   1953 George Brown 8/18/1950 . . . Map (db m42372) WM
36New York, Westchester County, Elmsford — Isaac Van Wart
Isaac Van Wart One of Major Andre's Captors Sept. 23, 1780 Elder of this Church Elmsford Citizen 1758-1828 Buried HereMap (db m42373) HM
37New York, Westchester County, Elmsford — Isaac Van Wart Memorial
[ north face ] Here Repose the mortal remains of Isaac Van Wart an Elder of the Greenburgh Church who died on the 25th of May 1828 in 69th Year of his Age [ east face ] Vincit Amor Patriage Nearly half a Century . . . Map (db m42375) HM
38New York, Westchester County, Harrison — Merritt HillSpirit of 1776
This historic site is Merritt Hill which marks one of the actions in the battle of White Plains on October 28, 1776. During the attack on Chatterton Hill, the British marched up the road to Connecticut (Lake street) to attack the left flank of . . . Map (db m32027) HM
39New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 3 — A Church in a Changing Village / Una Iglesia en un Pueblo que CambiaHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
A Church in a Changing Village A priest and his parishioners greet a patriotic parade in the 1920s. The church was originally built in 1900 for a Baptist congregation and its rededication in 1914 as St. Stanislaus Kostka reflected . . . Map (db m193457) HM
40New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 4 — A Lavis Private Garden / Un Suntuoso Jardin PrivadoHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
A Lavish Private Garden The Crystie Estate and its garden, photographed in 1924, was invaded in 1903 (inset) by a trolley car from Yonkers that failed to make the sharp turn from Broadway onto Main Street. The now-destroyed . . . Map (db m193458) HM
41New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 26 — A Movie Theater and a Diner / Un Cinema y Un RestauranteHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
A Movie Theater and a Diner The Hastings Theater (photographed in 1929) opened in December 1920 with a showing of The Mask of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks. It was not named for the village, but after its owner and . . . Map (db m193518) HM
42New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 20 — A Saloon and a Mansion / Un Bar y Una MansionHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
A Saloon and a Mansion Fegan's saloon, around 1910, on the east side of Maple Avenue (the stone house to its right still stands) was one of dozens of bars that lined the way to the waterfront. Inset: On the west side of the . . . Map (db m193512) HM
43New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — After the Battle
"I have never Seen Greater bravery Display'd than on this occasion." —Col. Richard Butler to General Scott
The Battle of Edgar's Lane was a minor skirmish in the story of the American Revolution, . . . Map (db m193453) HM
44New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Battle of Edgar's Lane
Sept. 30, 1778 Continental Dragoons Under Maj. Henry Lee killed 23 Hessians on a Marauding Expedition. Battle Waged Here to RavineMap (db m39353) HM
45New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 33 — Billie and FloHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
In the 1920s, legendary showman Florenz Ziegfeld lived here at Burkeley Crest with his wife actress Billie Burke, best remembered as the good witch Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. The estate included a private zoo (with buffalo, . . . Map (db m193530) HM
46New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Billie Burke's Reflecting Pool
Beside Broadway is an elliptical pond built by Billie Burke. The bluestone curbing and the foundation of the dam are still visible.Map (db m193476) HM
47New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 1 — Boulanger PlazaHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Grace Episcopal Church begins its journey up Main Street from here to its present location at the Five Corners in 1931. The Great Depression was at its height, and according to legend, the street was blocked for several days when the . . . Map (db m193524) HM
48New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 28 — Carl Brandt, Portrait Painter / Carl Brandt, Pintor de RetratosHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The German-born painter Carl Brandt (1831-1905) came to Hastings in the 1860s and settled in this Greek revival house on the western edge of the Chrystie estate. The man in the rocking char of this circa 1900 photograph may be . . . Map (db m193522) HM
49New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 24 — Community Gardens in Zinsser Park / Los Jardines Comunitarios en el Parque ZinsserHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Community Gardens in Zinsser Park Across Broadway are the community vegetable gardens begun as Victory Gardens during World War I. The park was the estate of Frederick Zinsser, village mayor and owner of the local factory that . . . Map (db m193436) HM
50New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Draper Park
Memorial to Dr. John William Draper, 1811-1882 Chemist, Philosopher, Historian. First Photographed the Human Face, 1839.Map (db m39351) HM
51New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Draper Park
Memorial to Dr John William Draper 1811 - 1882. Astronomer and historian. Made first photograph of moon.Map (db m193478) HM
52New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 14 — Draper ParkHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Originally a private preserve then over seen by a nature conservancy and now a village park, this space (including the Observatory, headquarters of the Historical Society) came from the original John William Draper estate, and has . . . Map (db m193482) HM
53New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 11 — Draper Terrace / Draper Terrace (el callejón Draper)Hastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Draper Terrace One single family and two double-family frame houses in the Hudson Valley cottage style date from the early 1840s to the late 1850s. The double houses were built by the scientist and historian John William Draper . . . Map (db m193472) HM
54New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 12 — Forge Cottage / La FraguaHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Forge Cottage This gardener's cottage (seen here in the 1870s before its 1905 renovation) contains remnants of what's been called the Neutral Forge, a Revolutionary War blacksmith's shop located—as was all of Hastings—in the . . . Map (db m193473) HM
55New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 10 — Hastings' First High Rise / El Primer Edificio de Pisos Multiples en HastingsHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Hastings' First High Rise When the village's first apartment building, La Barranca ("The Ravine," in Spanish), opened in 1929 it was greeted with outrage because of its size and height, a staggering six stories. It was, by far, . . . Map (db m193469) HM
56New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Map — Hastings-on-Hudson, New YorkThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Hastings Hastings did not officially become a village until 1879. Compared to its Westchester neighbors that was very late. Even the local volunteer fire company is older. But with a population of 1,228, the community . . . Map (db m193432) HM
57New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Map — Hastings-on-Hudson, New YorkThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Hastings Hastings did not officially become a village until 1879. Compared to its Westchester neighbors that was very late. Even the local volunteer fire company is older. But with a population of 1,228, the community . . . Map (db m193525) HM
58New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Map — Hastings-on-Hudson, New YorkThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Hastings Hastings did not officially become a village until 1879. Compared to its Westchester neighbors that was very late. Even the local volunteer fire company is older. But with a population of 1,228, the community . . . Map (db m193529) HM
59New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Map — Hastings-on-Hudson, New YorkThe Museum in the Streets®
Welcome to Hastings Hastings did not officially become a village until 1879. Compared to its Westchester neighbors that was very late. Even the local volunteer fire company is older. But with a population of 1,228, the community . . . Map (db m193533) HM
60New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 13 — Henry Draper and His Observatories / Henry Draper y Sus ObservatioriosHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Henry Draper and His Observatories From 1860, when he built his first observatory on his father's estate, until his death in 1882, Henry Draper photographed the heavens from this Hastings hilltop. In this 1880s image, the . . . Map (db m193479) HM
61New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Honor Roll
This tablet erected 1918 by the residents of ★ Hastings-on-Hudson, New York ★ through the efforts of the Hastings Home Guard in honor of the men and women of this community who answered their country's call [Names . . . Map (db m193508) WM
62New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 19 — Industrial Hastings / El Hastings IndustrialHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Industrial Hastings The waterfront was the economic and industrial heart of the village from the 1830s to the 1970s. The English watercolorist George Harvey—who owned a marble quarry in Hastings and assisted Washington Irving . . . Map (db m193509) HM
63New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Korean War Memorial
Served in Korean War with honor [Names listed]Map (db m193485) WM
64New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 34 — Longue VueHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
In the 1910s and '20s this fashionable restaurant with a spectacular view was all many Manhattanites knew of Hastings. Located on this hilltop with its own gold course, Longue Vue's clientele included socialites, gangsters, and stars . . . Map (db m193535) HM
65New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 18 — Municipal Building / El Edificio MunicipalHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Municipal Building Built on the site of the home of Joseph Treanor (inset), owner of the waterfront blue-stone yard, and designed by Shreve and Lamb, architects of the Empire State Building, the Village Hall was completed . . . Map (db m193506) HM
66New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Old Bridge and Reflecting Pool
Below is Billie Burke's reflecting pool —you are standing on stone bridge dating to the 1800's.Map (db m193475) HM
67New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 5 — Old Broadway / La Antigua BroadwayHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Old Broadway An original section of narrow old Broadway, the Albany Post Road, lies opposite. The large house on its north end was once the Baker family's funeral home. A 1933 photograph shows it and Baker Lane. Inset: The . . . Map (db m193459) HM
68New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 9 — OlindaHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Hopkes, owners of the sugar refinery on the Hastings waterfront that burned to the ground in 1875, named their stone mansion on Hopke Avenue Olinda ("beautiful" in Portuguese) after the city in Brazil from which their raw sugar . . . Map (db m193467) HM
69New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Protection Engine Company No. 1
. . . Map (db m193519) HM
70New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 27 — Protection Engine Company No. 1 / La Primera Estacion de BomberosHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Protection Engine Company No. 1 In 1876, three years before Hastings officially became a village and five weeks after fires destroyed its waterfront, 37 men founded one of the first volunteer fire companies in the region. . . . Map (db m193520) HM
71New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Purple Heart VillageHastings-on-Hudson
Now therefore be it resolved, by order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, does hereby declare that the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is "A Purple Heart Village" and in so doing recognizes the dedication and sacrifices . . . Map (db m193507) WM
72New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Road Leading to Burkely Crest
This is the drive leading up to the entry to Billie Burke's estate — Burkely Crest.Map (db m193477) HM
73New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 8 — School Days / Los Días de ClaseHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
School Days Farragut School, the oldest section of Hastings' present middle school-high school complex, was built in 1904 for all grades. It is seen here on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, the end of World War I. Among the many . . . Map (db m193465) HM
74New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 2 — School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse / La Escuela, La Herreria y La Estacion de BomberosHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
School, Blacksmith's Shop and Firehouse Opposite is the Fraser Free School built in 1863 for the elementary grades (high school students journeyed to Yonkers) and later used as a library, civic center and, now a volunteer fire . . . Map (db m193456) HM
75New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Seven Years of Fear: Hastings and the Neutral Ground
"They buried what food they could get, and ate it at night after the soldiers left." —Lefurgy family letters, Hastings Historical Society
In 1778, before the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson existed, there . . . Map (db m193443) HM
76New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 30 — Ships and Shad / Barcos & SabalosHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Ships and Shad The Buccaneer, a five-masted barkentine painted to look like a pirate ship (photographed minus some masts in 1936 at Hastings' Tower Ridge Yacht Club), was a feature of the riverfront for decades. With its . . . Map (db m193526) HM
77New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 23 — Squirrel Alley and River Place / El Callejon Squirrel y Riverview PlaceHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Squirrel Alley and Riverview Place The squirrel at the entrance of the path to Riverview Place is the work of sculptor Raffaele Menconi (1877-1942), who also made the aluminum eagle for the Municipal Building and whose . . . Map (db m193515) HM
78New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 25 — St. Matthew's, Old and New / San Mateo Nuevo y AntiguoHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The "new" St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church on the east side of Warburton Avenue was built in 1917 to replace an older chapel (interior and exterior pictured) built in 1870 on the current site of the Post Office. Warburton, . . . Map (db m193516) HM
79New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — The American Revolution in 1778
"These are the times that try men's souls" —Thomas Paine, American Crisis
On September 30, 1778, near this very spot, 350 Continental soldiers successfully attacked a column of 100 British-allied Hessian . . . Map (db m193437) HM
80New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — The Battle of Edgar's Lane
"It was like blacksmiths hammering a bar of iron." —Eyewitness account, the McDonald Papers, Westchester Historical Society
On Wednesday, September 30, 1778, Lieutenant Colonel Butler marched at 3 a.m. . . . Map (db m193631) HM
81New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — The Hessians: Hired by the King
"King George is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works the works of death, desolation and tyranny." — Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, July 4, . . . Map (db m193447) HM
82New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 21 — The Kattenhorn Houses / Las Casa KattenhornHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Kattenhorn Houses Four similar "cottages" were built in the 1850s as homes for executives of Kattenhorn and Hopke's Hudson River Steam Sugar Refinery Several sugar mills opened along the river after the arrival of the . . . Map (db m193513) HM
83New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 17 — The Local Soda Fountain / La Fuente de Soda LocalHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Local Soda Fountain Todd's Drug Store caught the spirit of the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration, when cities and towns all along the river observed the achievements of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton. Inset: Hastings' own . . . Map (db m193455) HM
84New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 15 — The Old Croton Aqueduct / El Antiguo Acueducto de CrotonHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
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 . . . Map (db m193483) HM
85New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 7 — The Oldest Church / La Iglesia Mas AntiguaHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Oldest Church The red-brick Dutch Reformed Church—now simply the Reformed Church—was built in 1850 and is the oldest surviving non-domestic building in the village. Its design was based on sketches by A.J. Davis (inset), . . . Map (db m193463) HM
86New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 31 — The Ravine, Looking East / El Barranco, Mirando Hacia El EsteHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Ravine, Looking East Power generated by a fast-moving stream rushing through this ravine into an inlet (now a parking lot) on the river brought Hastings its first factory, William Saunders' axle plant, in the early 1840s. . . . Map (db m193527) HM
87New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 32 — The Ravine, Looking West / El Barranco, Mirado Hacia El OesteHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Ravine, Looking West The heart of the waterfront was photographed from the new Warburton Avenue Bridge soon after 1900. The railroad station is to the right, the National Conduit and Cable Company (predecessor of Anaconda) in . . . Map (db m193528) HM
88New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — The Skirmish of Edgar's Lane
Erected to commemorate the Skirmish of Edgar's Lane September 30, 1778 when Continental Dragoons commanded by Major Henry Lee routed a Hessian PatrolMap (db m193435) HM WM
89New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 22 — The Tower Ridge Neighborhood / El Vecindario de la Torre RidgeHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
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 . . . Map (db m193514) HM
90New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 16 — The Way to Work / El Trayecto al TrabajoHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
The Way to Work A footbridge near the bottom of Washington Avenue once crossed over the train tracks. It was the way many workers, many of whom lived at the south end of the village, got to the waterfront factories. A 1914 . . . Map (db m193484) HM
91New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Vietnam War Memorial
Served in Vietnam War with honor [Names listed]Map (db m193488) WM
92New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 29 — Warburton Avenue / Avenida WarburtonHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Warburton Avenue G.H. ("Gus") Wagner, who appears in his sleigh on sign #28, ran a newsstand and tobacco shop at 537 Warburton Avenue, on the west side of the street. He also sold gasoline and repaired bicycles and automobiles. . . . Map (db m193523) HM
93New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — Washington's Continental Army
"It was a motley group—Yankees, Irishmen, Buckskins [frontiersmen] and what not." —Private Joseph Plumb Martin
General Washington was determined to instill discipline, feed his troops, and train them to face . . . Map (db m193444) HM
94New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — 6 — Watering the Horses / Dando de Beber Agua a Los CaballosHastings-on-Hudson, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Watering the Horses The stone horse-watering trough that still remains on the east side of Broadway was once a regular stopping place on the main road north from New York City. A sign for the Farragut Inn above the already outdated . . . Map (db m193461) HM
95New York, Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson — World War II Memorial
In memory of the sons of Hastings on Hudson who made the supreme sacrifice World War II Joseph Borowitz • William E. Burckhalter • Robert E. Carlen • Armand Carvalho • Frank D. DeSanto • Edward H. Dougherty, Jr. • Stanley . . . Map (db m193487) WM
96New York, Westchester County, Hawthorne — Murray, S/Sgt. Robert CU.S. Army (KIA) Vietnam
S\Sgt. Murray’s squad was searching for an enemy mortar position when a member of his squad tripped a booby trapped grenade. Instantly assessing the danger to his men, Murray without hesitation or regard for his own safety, threw himself on the . . . Map (db m116976) WM
97New York, Westchester County, Hawthorne — O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W.U.S. Army WWI
In advance of an assaulting line, Sgt O’Neill attacked a detachment of about 25 enemy soldiers in the ensuing hand-to-hand encounter. He sustained pistol wounds as the advance continued, he received additional wounds but remained in active command . . . Map (db m116977) WM
98New York, Westchester County, Katonah — Bedford HouseOn Route 22 near Katonah — Historic New York —
John Jay (1745 – 1829), statesman, jurist, first Chief Justice of the United States, and Governor of New York State for six years, built Bedford House in 1800. It remained his home for the last twenty-nine years of his life. Jay represented . . . Map (db m24691) HM
99New York, Westchester County, Katonah — Honor Roll
World War I Candie Angelo M. Jones Frederick B. Kelly James J. Russell J. Stanley World War II Bernardo Pompei M. Booth Jasper W. Buonassissi Michael Diamanti Albert G. Ferguson Charles E. Jr. Fowler Robert L. 3rd Knudsen Ellwood B. Lorzer . . . Map (db m24667) HM
100New York, Westchester County, Katonah — John Jay1745-1829
The first chief justice of the United States and the governor of New York state, inherited this land from his mother, Mary Van Cortlandt Jay. Here in 1800 he built Bedford House, his home for the last years of his life.Map (db m159227) HM

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