I’ve been to Tarrytown many times, even walked up the street (Neperan Road) which leads to this area, but I’d never noticed this sign. This time I did.

The North Grove Street Historic District is located along the north end of that street in Tarrytown, New York, United States. It is immediately south of Neperan Road, two blocks east the commercial buildings of South Broadway (U.S. Route 9), Tarrytown’s main artery. To its immediate west is the walkway along the Old Croton Aqueduct, a National Historic Landmark. The neighborhood is residential, with most houses built during the 20th century. A large park is across Neperan north of the intersection. The district’s terrain is level, with a steep hill rising to the immediate east. It consists of five mid-19th century residences, on both sides of the street, and a carriage barn. In 1979 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The boundaries of the district are formed by the lot lines of the five houses within it. It encloses a 1.5-acre (6,100 m2) area. The houses and the carriage barn are all considered contributing properties; a garage behind 1 North Grove is not.

The houses were built by wealthy residents in the middle of the 19th century, in the Second Empire, Gothic Revival, and Italianate architectural styles, when the area offered a view of the Hudson River to the west. Three were built by Jacob Odell, Tarrytown’s first village president, and his descendants. They share some common architectural elements, and have survived relatively intact. Today three remain as private residences while the other two are home to the Tarrytown Historical Society.

The oldest of the houses, 1 North Grove Street, was built by Jacob Odell, a successful local merchant who served as Tarrytown’s first village president (a precursor to mayor), in 1848. He would later also serve as Greenburgh Town Supervisor. Eight years later the next house, 19 North Grove Street, was built on land formerly part of a large local estate.

In 1860, Odell built 15 North Grove Street as a wedding gift for his daughter. The same year Marcus Raymond, a local newspaper editor, built 2 North Grove Street. The last of the houses to be built was 8 North Grove Street, home to three generations of local physicians. The ground floor was used as their office.

The houses display a range of the architectural styles popular at the time, from the Italianate mode popular before the Civil War, combined with some elements of the Gothic Revival, to the Second Empire that flourished after the war. They have remained largely unaltered today. Most are still private residences; the Odell House at 1 North Grove is operated by the Historical Society of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow as a historic house museum.(adapted from Wikipedia)

I missed one of the houses (8 Grove Street) because high hedges obscured the view and I would have had to have walked onto the property to get a picture.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Sony FE 28-75 f3.5-5.6 OSS.

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