National Register of Historic Places listings in northern Westchester County, New York facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in northern Westchester County, New York, excluding the city of Peekskill, which has its own list.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in the northern half of Westchester County, New York, United States. The following communities comprise this region:
- Bedford (including Bedford Corners, Bedford Hills etc.)
- Cortlandt (including the villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson).
- Lewisboro, including the hamlets of Cross River, Goldens Bridge, South Salem and Waccabuc.
- Mount Kisco
- Mount Pleasant (including the villages of Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow and the hamlets of Hawthorne, Pocantico Hills and Thornwood).
- New Castle, including the hamlets of Chappaqua and Millwood
- North Castle, including the hamlet of Armonk
- North Salem, including the hamlets of Croton Falls and Purdys
- Ossining, including the eponymous village
- Pound Ridge
- Somers, including the hamlets of Amawalk, Baldwin Place (Westchester portion), Lincolndale and Whitehall Corners
- The village of Tarrytown
- Yorktown, including the hamlets of Jefferson Valley, Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak and Yorktown Heights.
Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.
Of the 239 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, 98, including 12 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), are on this list. Two, the Bronx River Parkway and Old Croton Aqueduct, the latter an NHL, are linear listings included on both this list and the southern Westchester list.
|Albany (Albany) – Allegany – Bronx – Broome – Cattaraugus – Cayuga – Chautauqua – Chemung – Chenango – Clinton – Columbia – Cortland – Delaware – Dutchess (Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck) – Erie (Buffalo) – Essex – Franklin – Fulton – Genesee – Greene – Hamilton – Herkimer – Jefferson – Kings – Lewis – Livingston – Madison – Monroe (Rochester) – Montgomery – Nassau – New York (Below 14th Street, 14th to 59th Streets, 59th to 110th Streets, Above 110th Street, Islands) – Niagara – Oneida – Onondaga (Syracuse) – Ontario – Orange – Orleans – Oswego – Otsego – Putnam – Queens – Rensselaer – Richmond – Rockland – St. Lawrence – Saratoga – Schenectady – Schoharie – Schuyler – Seneca – Steuben – Suffolk – Sullivan – Tioga – Tompkins – Ulster – Warren – Washington – Wayne – Westchester (Northern, Southern, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Yonkers) – Wyoming – Yates|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||All Saints Episcopal Church||
|96 and 201 Scarborough Rd.
||Briarcliff Manor||1854 stone English Gothic church.|
|2||Amawalk Friends Meeting House||
|Quaker Church Rd.
||Amawalk||Well-preserved 1831 Quaker meeting house is rare one built by Hicksites during schism. War photographer Robert Capa and many of his family buried in cemetery.|
|3||Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery||
|19 Old Post Rd. and Old Post Rd. S
|4||Richard Austin House||
|196 Croton Ave.
||Ossining||1878 Gothic revival house is one of few totally intact in Ossining from early era of suburbanization|
|5||Bear Mountain Bridge||
||Cortlandt||First bridge across Hudson north of New York City. Part of the Hudson Highlands Multiple Resource Area (MRA). Extends into Rockland County|
|6||Bear Mountain Bridge Rd.||
|NY 6/202, between Bear Mt. Bridge
||Cortlandt||Private toll road built to access bridge in 1924; later turned over to state; part of the Hudson Highlands MRA|
|7||Bedford Road Historic District||
||Armonk||Small cluster of mid-19th century Federal and Greek Revival houses and church is rare remaining group of buildings in those styles in area, and beginning of settlement of Armonk.|
|8||Bedford Village Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Court, Seminary, Poundridge and Greenwich Rds.
|9||Brandreth Pill Factory||
||Ossining||Benjamin Brandreth's facility was beginning of Ossining's industrial development when built in the 1830s. Later modified and expanded; stayed in operation until the 1940s; largely demolished in 2015 after damage from Superstorm Sandy.|
|West of Goldens Bridge at Croton River
||Goldens Bridge||Only remaining double-intersection Whipple truss rail bridge in New York. Built in 1883 near Kingston and moved to this location in 1904. Out of service since 1960.|
|11||Bronx River Parkway Reservation||
|Bronx River Pkwy. from jct. with Sprain Brook Rd. to and including Kensico Dam Plaza
||Valhalla and Bronxville|
|149-181 Girdle Ridge Rd.
||Bedford||1930s Renaissance Revival estate now used as classical music venue|
|13||Carrie Chapman Catt House||
|20 Ryder Rd.
||Briarcliff Manor||Home of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt at the time the 19th Amendment was ratified|
|14||Chappaqua Railroad Depot and Depot Plaza||
|200 South Greeley Ave
||Chappaqua||1902 station and park with war memorial and statue of Horace Greeley built on land donated by his daughter and son-in-law. Still used as waiting area.|
|15||Christ Episcopal Church||
|Broadway and Elizabeth Sts.
||Tarrytown||Washington Irving was member of this congregation, and his pew is still preserved. Built in 1837, this is the earliest Gothic Revival church in America|
|16||Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Greeley Grove||
|191 South Greeley Ave.
||Chappaqua||Horace Greeley planted the grove as a windbreak and reforestation project in 1856. In 1904 his daughter and son-in-law built a private chapel modeled on a similarly-named church in England, which later donated one of its stained glass windows. It became an Episcopal parish in 1916.|
|17||Aaron Copland House||
|1538 Washington St.
||Cortlandt Manor||Home of composer for last 30 years of his life|
|18||Gerard Crane House||
|Old Croton Falls Rd.
||Somers||Sophisticated 1849 stone Greek Revival house|
|19||Old Croton Aqueduct||
|Runs N from Yonkers to New Croton Dam
||Various||First long-distance aqueduct built to provide water from upstate to New York City. An engineering marvel in its time now used as a linear park|
|20||Croton North Railroad Station||
||Croton-on-Hudson||Intact 1890 station, now used as offices, exemplifies commuter rail stations of that era. Two former Erie Railroad cars on old siding included in listing.|
|104 Havell St.
||Town of Ossining||1851 cemetery with graves of Thomas Allcock, Benjamin Brandreth and other local notables. Now owned by town.|
|22||Downtown Ossining Historic District||
|Roughly along US 9, Main St., and Croton Ave.
||Ossining||Core of village reflecting impact of construction of Old Croton Aqueduct and 1870s fires.|
|23||Dutch Reformed Church||
|N edge of Tarrytown on U.S. 9
||Sleepy Hollow||Surviving 1685 stone church built by Dutch is state's oldest church; figures prominently in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"|
|335 U.S. Route 202
||Somers||Birthplace of the circus in America, when Zephaliah Bailey began charging visitors to see his elephant. Now used as a circus museum, offices of the Somers Historical Society and town hall.|
|25||First Baptist Church and Rectory||
|56 S. Broadway
||Tarrytown||Victorian Gothic 1876 church designed by Russell Sturgis and patronized by Rockefellers.|
|26||First Baptist Church of Ossining||
|S. Highland Ave. and Main St.
||Ossining||1874 church is most advanced application of Gothic Revival style in Ossining; church was founded by town's founder|
|27||Marmaduke Forster House||
|413-415 Bedford Rd.
|28||Foster Memorial AME Zion Church||
|90 Wildey St.
||Tarrytown||Founded in 1860, this is the oldest black church in Westchester County and possibly one of the oldest in the state|
|100 King St.
||Chappaqua||Home of newspaper editor Horace Greeley, pioneering suburbanite, staunch abolitionist and 1872 presidential candidate. Much of today's downtown Chappaqua is built on land he farmed.|
|South of Hawthorne on Grasslands Rd.
||Hawthorne||1720 home, modified twice in 19th century, is one of only two original tenant houses from the Van Cortlandt Manor left. Owned by the county historical society since 1926.|
|31||Edward Harden Mansion||
|200 North Broadway
||Sleepy Hollow||1909 Colonial Revival house built for journalist and investor Edward Harden was later home to first U.S. Montessori school|
|32||John A. Hartford House||
|Southwest of Valhalla on New York State Route 100
||Valhalla||Home of founder of A & P; now part of Westchester Community College|
|36 S. Highland Ave.
||Ossining||1872 reinforced-concrete Gothic Revival house|
|36 Mead St.
|35||Washington Irving High School||
|18 N. Broadway
|36||John Jay Homestead||
||Katonah||Home of John Jay, major landowner in area, first Chief Justice of the United States and early state governor|
|37||John Jones Homestead||
|Oregon Rd. and Durrin Ave.
|Revolutionary Rd. and Rockledge Ave.
||Ossining||1760s stop on former Albany Post Road route remains intact|
|39||Katonah Village Historic District||
|Parkway, Valleyedge, Edgemont and Bedford Rds.
|635 S. Broadway
||Tarrytown||Stone Gothic Revival mansion purchased and expanded by rail baron Jay Gould|
|41||Richard H. Mandel House||
|323 Haines Rd.
|42||Mead Memorial Chapel||
|2 Chapel Rd.
|Byram Lake Rd.
||North White Plains|
|45||Mount Kisco Municipal Complex||
|100-120 Main St.
|46||Mt. Zion Methodist Church||
|Primrose St. south of Reis Park
||Somers||1794 church, remodeled in 1860, is early landmark in development of Methodism in New York|
|11 Main St.
||Tarrytown||1885 Queen Anne theater is one of the oldest in continuous use in the county|
|48||North Grove Street Historic District||
|1, 2, 8, 15, and 19 Grove St.
||Tarrytown||Five 1860s houses built by local well-to-do mostly intact|
|49||North Salem Town Hall||
|50||Old Chappaqua Historic District||
||Chappaqua||Farmhouses and other buildings clustered around 1753 Quaker meeting house that was the core of Chappaqua before the railroad.|
|51||Site of Old Croton Dam||
|In the waters of the New Croton reservoir
|52||Old St. Peter's Church||
|Oregon Rd. and Locust Ave.
|399 Pound Ridge Rd.
|Black Brook Rd.
||Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown||1853 monument to 1780 capture of British Major John André, exposing Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the Continental Army, was one of earliest to a Revolutionary War event. Later the park was a Carrère and Hastings residential development and two girls' schools.|
|56||Philipsburg Manor House||
|381 Bellwood Ave.
||Sleepy Hollow||Intact colonial-era manor house|
|57||Philipse Manor Railroad Station||
|Jct. of Riverside Dr. and Millard
||Sleepy Hollow||Restored octagonal Tudorbethan station house, home today to local writers' group, is intact surviving example of early 20th-century commuter rail station|
|58||Pound Ridge Historic District||
|Roughly Pound Ridge, Old Stone Hill, and Salem Rds., Trinity Pass and Westchester Ave.
|59||Joseph Purdy Homestead||
|Jct. of NY 22 and 116
|33 Aldridge Rd.
||Chappaqua||Horace Greeley built what may be the first known concrete building as a dairy barn in 1856; later remodeled into a neo-Gothic house for his daughter by Ralph Adams Cram|
|61||John D. Rockefeller Estate||
||Mt. Pleasant||Kykuit, the estate of oil magnate and American dynasty founder John D. Rockefeller; open to public tours that also pass by his grandson Nelson's extensive modern art collection.|
|62||St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Complex||
|6 Old Post Rd. N
|63||St. George's Church||
|1715 E. Main St.
|64||St. John's Episcopal Church||
|8 Sunnyside Ave.
||Pleasantville||1912 Late Gothic church with later parish hall and 1800s building used as rectory are prominent local landmarks|
|65||St. Luke's Episcopal Church||
|68 Bedford Rd.
|66||St. Mark's Cemetery||
|E. Main St., corner of St. Mark's Pl.
|67||St. Mark's Episcopal Church||
|Jct. of N. Bedford Rd. and E. Main St.
|68||St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Rectory||
|St. Paul's Pl.
||Ossining||1834 Gothic Revival church of Sing Sing marble designed by Calvin Pollard is oldest church in Ossining. Now Calvary Baptist Church.|
||Millwood||Demolished after 1993 fire|
|70||Scarborough Historic District||
||Briarcliff Manor||Seven sites dating to between the 18th and 20th centuries, with a wide variety of Revival architecture styles|
|71||Sleepy Hollow Cemetery||
|540 N. Broadway
||Sleepy Hollow||Setting in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; his final resting place along with many other famous people.|
|440 Bedford Rd.
||Armonk||1770s tavern has played a variety of roles in the history of North Castle. Now used as local history museum.|
|73||Somers Hamlet Historic District||
|US 202, New York 100, New York 116, Deans Bridge Rd. and The Lane
||Somers||Core of village that arose in late 18th and early 19th centuries from junction of two widely used turnpikes; buildings show influence of both Hudson Valley and New England vernacular building traditions.|
|74||South Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery||
|111 Spring St.
||South Salem||Veterans of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 among those buried here|
|62 Oak Rd.
||Katonah||Home of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W. and his wife Lois in their later lives; AA's Big Book written here; National Historic Landmark designation October 16, 2012|
|703 Croton Lake Rd.
||Tarrytown||Riverside estate of Washington Irving|
|78||Taconic State Parkway||
|Linear north from North White Plains to Putnam County line
||Mount Pleasant, Ossining, New Castle, Yorktown||Scenic divided highway planned by Franklin D. Roosevelt for state park access. Built between the 1920s and early 1960s, epitomizing peak period of parkway design.|
|Spans Hudson River
||Sleepy Hollow||1883 lighthouse originally stood further offshore, until shore got closer. Only one on Hudson in Westchester and only conical steel lighthouse on Hudson to have family living quarters. Part of the Hudson River Lighthouses TR|
|Jct. of Croton Lake and Wood Rds.
|81||Union Church of Pocantico Hills||
|555-559 Bedford Rd.
|NY 116 and Keeler Ln.
|83||United Methodist Church and Parsonage||
|300 E. Main and 31 Smith Ave.
||Mount Kisco||A Carpenter Gothic church built in 1868, and its parsonage|
|84||Usonia Historic District||
|Usonia & Rocky Vale Rds., Laurel Hill & Orchard Brook Drs.
||Pleasantville||Community of houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright|
|85||Van Cortlandt Manor||
|U.S. 9, north of the junction with U.S. 9A
||Croton-on-Hudson||Intact Georgian-style colonial manor house, located much further north than that style is usually found|
|86||Van Cortlandtville School||
|297 Locust Ave.
|87||Waccabuc Historic District||
|Mead St. & portions of Tarry-A-Bit Dr., Post Office & Chapel Rds.
||Waccabuc||The district's 524 acres (212 ha) are the core of the Mead family landholdings around which the small hamlet of Waccabuc began developing in 1780, with many buildings from that and subsequent eras.|
|83 Croton Ave.
||Ossining||1907 school was first modern school in growing village. Monumentality achieved despite small size by Beaux-Arts style and placement on rise.|
|89||West Somers Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery||
|199 Tomahawk St.
||Somers||1837 chapel-style Greek Revival church with nearby graves of settlers from that era, one of the few remnants of when West Somers was a thriving community. Maintains historical integrity despite extensive renovations.|
|Grace Ln. and Pinesbridge Rd.
||New Castle||1780 house is only known one from that era in town with gambrel roof|
|11 Tallwood Rd.
|92||Yorktown Heights Railroad Station||
||Yorktown Heights||1877 station is one of only three New York and Putnam Railroad stations remaining in county, and one of only two of this size.|
|93||Isaac Young House||
|114 Pinesbridge Rd.
||New Castle||1872 Second Empire house built over earlier farmhouse in rural area, unusual for that style. Maintains high level of integrity.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||George Rohr Saloon and Boardinghouse||
||1-3 Highland Ave.
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