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The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York Historical Markers

 
Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 5, 2022
Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor Road Marker
1New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 21 — Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall / Bella Vista y la Pared de Piedra de Secor RoadOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Bella Vista and the Secor Road Stone Wall On this site once stood this Italianate-style residence built circa 1862 and owned by Azariah and Mary Baxter Carpenter. They called it "Bella Vista" because of its beautiful and sweeping . . . Map (db m193245) HM
2New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 9 — CareswellOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
'Careswell,' built in 1835 in the Greek Revival style, was once home to Gen. Aaron Ward (1790-1867), a native of Sing Sing and alumnus of the local Mount Pleasant Academy. He fought in the War of 1812, served in the U.S. House of . . . Map (db m193213) HM
3New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 11 — Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room / Ellis Place y El Salón de Té la TenditaOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room Ellis Place originated as the Ellis Estate, which in 1851 was sold to local investors who divided the 13-acre property into 66 lots. Ellis Place, lined with gracious Victorian homes, is . . . Map (db m193217) HM
4New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 13 — George Rohr's Saloon and Boarding House / Taberna y Pensión de George RohrOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
George Rohr's Saloon and Boarding House In the mid-nineteenth century Ossining was bustling industrial, commercial and transportation center; and this large, French Second Empire style building placed in the busiest intersection . . . Map (db m193221) HM
5New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 7 — Highland Cottage / Cabaña HighlandOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Highland Cottage (Squire House – Mud House) Highland Cottage was built in 1872 in the High Victorian Gothic style by H.J. Baker, an Ossining resident and industrialist, who employed specially trained workers from . . . Map (db m193193) HM
6New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 20 — Lower Main Street Ossining / Ossining de la Calle Lower MainOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Lower Main Street Ossining From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s Downtown Ossining was one of the most important merchant and shipping towns on the Hudson River, supplying Westchester County and New York City with produce and . . . Map (db m193229) HM
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7New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 10 — Ossining High School / El Colegio OssiningOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Ossining High School Ossining High School, built in 1929 was designed by famed architect James Gamble Rogers. The Tower, rising three stories above the main building, represented the highest point in the village when built, and was . . . Map (db m193216) HM
8New York, Westchester County, Ossining — Map — Ossining, New YorkThe Museum in the Streets©
Welcome to Historic Ossining The Village of Ossining can trace its beginnings to 1685, when the Sint Sinck Indians sold their land along the east side of the Hudson River to Frederick Philipse, who established a large manor. After . . . Map (db m193182) HM
9New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 22 — The Calvary Baptist Church and Annex / La Iglesia Bautista Calvary y AnexoOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Calvary Baptist Church and Annex The Calvary Baptist Church and Annex, formerly St. Paul's Episcopal Church were built during Ossining's 19th century industrial boom. As the population grew, the local Episcopalians organized in . . . Map (db m193246) HM
10New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 15 — The Carnegie Library / El Biblioteca CarnegieOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Carnegie Library The Ossining Public Library began in the 1880s as a collection of 700 books located in the School Superintendent's Office at the Park School; it was housed at various locations over the next few years. Looking . . . Map (db m193224) HM
11New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 2 — The Crescent / La Media LunaOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Crescent Main Street is known as the Crescent, so named for its half-moon curve as it descends from Route 9. The upper portion of Main Street historically fronted on Pleasant Square at its intersection with the Albany Post . . . Map (db m193186) HM
12New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 5 — The Cynthard Building / El Edificio CynthardOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Cynthard Building The Union Hotel, built in 1800, once stood on this site. It was for many years the official Village “stage house” for the York and Albany Turnpike Stag Company. Many important persons stopped at the hotel, . . . Map (db m193191) HM
13New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 18 — The Double Arch / El Doble ArcoOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© — Reported damaged
The Double Arch In 1833, with New Yorkers seeking pure water, the City's Water Commissioners decided that the Croton River would provide the best source of drinking water. Construction of the aqueduct arch was done by Andrew Young . . . Map (db m193227) HM
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14New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 4 — The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia BautistaOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The First Baptist Church The First Baptist Church was officially organized on November 12, 1790, with 33 members under the leadership of Elijah Hunter. Hunter had served as a spy under the command of John Jay during the . . . Map (db m193188) HM
15New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 16 — The First National Bank and Trust Co. / El Primer Banco y Compañía Fiduciaria Nacional
The First National Bank and Trust Co. The First National Bank and Trust Co., which was designed and constructed in the Art Deco and Neo-Classical styles by the Hoggson Brothers firm, opened on May 20, 1930. At the top of the façade . . . Map (db m193225) HM
16New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 6 — The First Presbyterian Church / La Primera Iglesia PresbyterianaOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The First Presbyterian Church The First Presbyterian Church of Ossining, designed in High Victorian Gothic style by architect Isaac Gale Perry, was completed in 1870 at a cost of $95,000. This church is actually the third to bear . . . Map (db m193192) HM
17New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 24 — The James Robinson House / La Casa James RobinsonOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The James Robinson House With its prominent columns and hipped roof, the James Robinson house is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture, popular around the time of the Civil War. It was owned by the same family as the . . . Map (db m193250) HM
18New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 23 — The Mount Pleasant Academy Library / La Biblioteca de la Academia Mount PleasantOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Mount Pleasant Academy Library This is the only surviving building of the Mount Pleasant Academy, a major educational institution for over a century. Opened in 1814, the Academy offered a range of subjects to students of both . . . Map (db m193248) HM
19New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 1 — The Old Croton Aqueduct Promenade / El Paseo Marítimo del acueducto Old CrotonOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Old Croton Aqueduct Promenade The pathway over the Croton Aqueduct arch is known as the Promenade. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Promenade was a popular place to stroll. Romantic and picturesque places to . . . Map (db m193185) HM
20New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 3 — The Ossining Bank for Savings / El banco Sing Sing de SegurosOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Ossining Bank for Savings When the Sing Sing Bank for Savings was founded in 1854 with $3,900 on deposit, it was located across Pleasant Square from its current location. The bank's first president was Benjamin Brandreth, . . . Map (db m193187) HM
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21New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 19 — The Ossining National Bank / El Banco Nacional de OssiningOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Ossining National Bank The Ossining National Bank, remodeled in 1906 in the Renaissance Revival style, was inspired by the famous library of St. Mark's in Venice, Italy. Included among these elements are the red, hipped Spanish . . . Map (db m193228) HM
22New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 25 — The Smith-Robinson House / La Casa Smith-RobinsonOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Smith-Robinson House Hudson River marble, technically a dolomitic limestone, quarried at Sing Sing Prison was used as a popular 19th century building material. This house is one of four remaining Sing Sing marble buildings in the . . . Map (db m193252) HM
23New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 8 — The United Methodist Church / La Iglesia Metodista UnidaOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The United Methodist Church By 1875, the Methodist congregation had outgrown their church on Spring Street and decided to build a new edifice. They acquired a site on Highland Avenue and began construction in 1877; however, their . . . Map (db m193215) HM
24New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 14 — The Village of Ossining Municipal Building / Edificio Municipal de la Villa de OssiningOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
The Village of Ossining Municipal Building The Ossining Municipal Building was built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1915 to provide space for the Village's government including the Police Department and the courts. It was designed by . . . Map (db m193222) HM
25New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 12 — Trinity Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal Trinity
Trinity Episcopal Church is a Gothic Revival limestone building built in 1891 and designed by Robert W. Gibson. It is laid out in the form of a cross along an East-West axis and has several stained-glass windows made by the Louis . . . Map (db m193220) HM
26New York, Westchester County, Ossining — 17 — Village of Ossining Community Center / Centro Comunitario de la Villa de OssiningOssining, New York — The Museum in the Streets© —
Village of Ossining Community Center - Weskoria Hotel The Joseph G. Caputo Community Center is home to the Ossining Heritage Area exhibit, showcasing the history of the first chartered municipality in Westchester County. The . . . Map (db m193226) HM
 
 
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Mar. 31, 2023