A walk around Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow. World War II memorial

Located in Patriot’s Park. An inscription reads:

Glory To
Them That
Died In
This Great Cause

In Grateful
Tribute To
The Men
And Women
Of The Tarrytowns
Who Served
In World
War II

Two additional panels list the names of those who died. The left panel bears the words “For God. For Country. For All” and the right “Forever Honored. Forever Mourned”.

Taken with an SMC pentax-f 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 on a Sony NEX 5n

A walk around Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow. Warner Library, Tarrytown, NY

According to the library’s website:

The Warner Library became a reality because of the generosity of local residents Worcester Reed Warner and his wife, Cornelia Blakemore Warner.

In the late 1920s they undertook to have a library built as a gift to the community. Since a house already occupied the site they preferred, at the corner of Broadway and Wildey Street, Mr. and Mrs. Warner persuaded the Village of Tarrytown’s Board of Trustees to have the house moved to the western limit of the property. That building later became the Tarrytown Village Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Warner engaged architect Walter Dabney Blair to design the library building and construction began in 1928.

While construction progressed, the library’s first Board of Trustees was organized, with several prominent local residents serving as charter members. An application for the library’s charter was sent to the New York State Board of Regents, which issued the charter on January 15, 1929. In recognition of the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Warner, the Library Board determined that the new library should bear their name.

Accordingly, on February 22, 1929, the Warner Library held a dedication ceremony. Many citizens of Tarrytown and North Tarrytown (now Sleepy Hollow) attended the formal ceremony. Mr. Warner died later that same year, while traveling in Germany with his wife. After his death, Mrs. Warner and their daughter, Helen Blakemore Warner, continued their interest in the Warner Library and remained active as benefactors of many community causes.

Taken with an SMC pentax-f 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 on a Sony NEX 5n

A walk around Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow. André Captors’ Monument

Located in Patriot’s Park, Tarrytown – Right next to Route 9. According to Kidswestchester.com:

Patriots Park, a 4-acre park, is located at North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 in Westchester County on the border of Sleepy Hollow.

“The people of Westchester County have erected this monument as well to commemorate a great event as to testify their high estimation of that integrity and patriotism which, rejecting every temptation rescued the United States from most imminent peril by baffling the arts of a spy and the plots of a traitor, Dedicated October 7th 1853 ”

“This plaque was placed here under the auspices of the bicentennial celebration committee, to preserve for posterity the text, of the original inscription carved in stone. Unveiled September 6, 1980. “

A nearby historic marker reads:

“Here in 1780 three honest militiamen arrested Major John André Adjt-Gen. British Army, disguised, preventing
disaster to the American cause ”

According to Waymarking.com:

A monument depicts one of the militiamen, John Pauling (sic – should read Paulding). A 6′ by 3′ by 3′ bronze statue of John Pauling stands on a 12′ by 6′ by 8′ marble base. John Pauling is shown wearing a vest, wide-lapel double breasted coat and a broad brimmed hat. He holding a musket rifle vertically by the barrel in his right hand. His left arm is down by his side and the fingers of his left hand a spread out. He stands on top of a tall marble base. The face of the base has a relief plaque illustrating the Major John André, by the three militiamen from Tarrytown, John Paulding, David Williams, and Isaac Van Wart.

The marble base was installed on October 7, 1853. The bronze sculpture was created 27 years later by William Rudolf O’Donovan and Theo Bauer. It was cast at the M. J. Power Bronze Foundry and dedicated on September 23, 1880.

Taken with an SMC pentax-f 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 on a Sony NEX 5n