ThingsToDoKids.com Things To Do Kids
Things To Do Kids ThingsToDoKids.com

Irvington-on-Hudson

Westchester County

10533, Town Government, Irvington Village Hall, Irvington, NY, History of Irvington, About Irvington, things to do in and around Irvington, activities and attractions, one-of-a-kind shops, something to do with the kids this weekend | Westchester About the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson

 
  Irvington-on-Hudson

Click to enlarge picture of "Scenic views from Irvington-on-Hudson".

Scenic views from Irvington-on-Hudson
The Village of Irvington-on-Hudson, also known simply as Irvington, is located in the Town of Greenburgh in southwest Westchester County, New York. Irvington-on-Hudson is one of the beautiful River Towns of Westchester County that borders the Hudson River. It is located only 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan and is served by a Metro-North Train Station making Irvington a desirable place to live and visit.

Irvington shares its western border with the Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry is to the south with the City of White Plains located east of Irvington and Tarrytown-on Hudson to the north. Irvington includes within its boundaries the community of Ardsley-on-Hudson. Ardsley-on-Hudson has its own zip-code and its own Metro-North station.
About the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson | Westchester  photos and more . . .


Categories
About A Town About A Town | Irvington-on-Hudson About A Town | Westchester About A Town | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Scenic Hudson Valley Scenic Hudson Valley | Irvington-on-Hudson Scenic Hudson Valley | Westchester Scenic Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley
Town History Town History | Irvington-on-Hudson Town History | Westchester Town History | Hudson Valley

10502, School District, southern Westchester County, District, students, Village of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hartsdale, Hastings, Irvington, Scarsdale, White Plains, Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley Middle School, Ardsley High School, Education | Westchester Ardsley Union Free School District - Irvington

914-693-6300 
  The Ardsley Union Free School District is located at 500 Farm Road, Ardsley, NY 10502 in southern Westchester County less than 10 miles north of New York City. It is within an hour’s drive from Columbia University, New York University and Fordham University, and is surrounded by numerous institutions of higher education. District residents represent many occupations, professions, ethnic backgrounds and religious faiths. In addition to the students from the Village of Ardsley, students live in sections of Dobbs Ferry, Hartsdale, Hastings, Irvington, Scarsdale, and White Plains. Ardsley Union Free School District - Irvington | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
School Districts | Public Schools Public Schools | Irvington-on-Hudson School Districts | Westchester Public Schools | Hudson Valley

Halsey Pond Park

 
  Halsey Pond Park, a scenic and tranquil area, is located in Irvington, NY at one of the addresses listed below. Halsey Pond Park is open from dawn to dusk. It is a tranquil area for passive recreation activities.
    Halsey Pond Entrances
    - Castle Road entrance at 1 Castle Road, Irvington, Westchester, NY 10533
    - Hamilton Road entrance at 150 Hamilton Road, Irvington, Westchester, NY 10533
    - Havemeyer Road entrance at 95 Havemeyer Road, Irvington, Westchester, NY 10533
Halsey Pond Park | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Fishing Fishing | Irvington-on-Hudson Fishing | Westchester Fishing | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Parks | Local and State Local and State | Irvington-on-Hudson Parks | Westchester Local and State | Hudson Valley

10533, Park, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, River Town in Westchester County, Things to Do at Memorial Park, Ballfields, Fitness Par Course, Multi-use Field, Picnic Tables, Playground, Spray Pool, Tennis Courts (Three Illuminated Tennis Courts) | Westchester Irvington Memorial Park

 
  Memorial Park is located at Dows Lane, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533, a River Town in Westchester County. Park is accessible by Station Road or Dows Lane. Irvington Memorial Park | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Hiking Trails | Places To Hike Places To Hike | Irvington-on-Hudson Hiking Trails | Westchester Places To Hike | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Parks | Local and State Local and State | Irvington-on-Hudson Parks | Westchester Local and State | Hudson Valley
Picnicking | Picnic Picnic | Irvington-on-Hudson Picnicking | Westchester Picnic | Hudson Valley
Playgrounds Playgrounds | Irvington-on-Hudson Playgrounds | Westchester Playgrounds | Hudson Valley
Playing Fields Playing Fields | Irvington-on-Hudson Playing Fields | Westchester Playing Fields | Hudson Valley
Tennis Courts Tennis Courts | Irvington-on-Hudson Tennis Courts | Westchester Tennis Courts | Hudson Valley

10533 Children's Adult Programs Wireless Internet Access Free-Library Catalogs Tiffany Reading Room Westchester-Library-System schoolhouse | Westchester Irvington Public Library

914-591-7840 
  The Irvington Public Library is located at 12 South Astor Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533. The first Irvington Public Library was established in the mid-19th century by an interested group of Irvington residents. It was located in "the little red schoolhouse." The schoolhouse library evolved into the short-lived Irvington Free Library, which later became the Atheneum. Irvington Public Library | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Educational Programs for Kids Educational Programs for Kids | Irvington-on-Hudson Educational Programs for Kids | Westchester Educational Programs for Kids | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Library | NYS Library NYS Library | Irvington-on-Hudson Library | Westchester NYS Library | Hudson Valley

10533, Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, History of the Irvington Town Hall Theater,  exhibits, theater, performance at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, cafes and restaurants in Irvington-on-Hudson | Westchester Irvington Town Hall and Town Hall Theater - History

 
  The Irvington Town Hall Theater is located at 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

From Irvington Town Hall Theater: "The Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) presents numerous events throughout the season which runs from Sept-May including concerts, dances, and theatrical productions. Returning Arts Partners include Broadway Training Center of Westchester, Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists, Common Ground, and Resident Theater company Clocktower Players - who has been presenting works at ITHT since the late 70s when they were ITHT, Inc." Irvington Town Hall and Town Hall Theater - History | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Town History Town History | Irvington-on-Hudson Town History | Westchester Town History | Hudson Valley

10533, Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, multipurpose concert hall/music theater, Town Hall in downtown Irvington, municipal halls, Children's Theater, Box Office, House Map | Westchester Irvington Town Hall Theater

914-591-6602 
  The Irvington Town Hall Theater is located at 85 Main Street, Irvington, New York 10533. The Irvington Town Hall Theater was built in 1902 in the Classic Revival Style. Designed by A. J. Manning and patterned after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC, the Theater is a multipurpose concert hall/music theater located on the entire third floor of Town Hall in downtown Irvington, New York. The 432-seat theater features an orchestra, mezzanine, balcony and six gold leafed boxes, a proscenium stage and thrust complete with five backstage dressing rooms. Theater patrons sit in intimate ambiance. Gleaming white columns and Ionic capitals set off the warm ivory interior. The walls are wainscoted in warm oak. Victorian chandeliers and sconces were copied from the originals, during the restoration to its original elegance in 1980. A plush red stage curtain and a forty-two foot high skylight complete the setting. Architecturally significant, the Theater is listed on the national Register of Historic Places. Irvington Town Hall Theater | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Children | Kids - Performing Arts Performing Arts for Kids | Irvington-on-Hudson Performing Arts for Kids | Westchester Children | Hudson Valley
Classical Music | Jazz | Philharmonic | Popular Popular | Irvington-on-Hudson Philharmonic | Westchester Popular | Hudson Valley
Dance | Classical Ballet | Contemporary Ballet Contemporary Ballet | Irvington-on-Hudson Contemporary Ballet | Westchester Dance | Hudson Valley
Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley Historic Hudson Valley | Irvington-on-Hudson Historic Sites | Westchester Historic Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Kid's Birthday Party Ideas Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Irvington-on-Hudson Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Westchester Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Hudson Valley
Theater 'Live' Performances and Concerts Live Theater | Irvington-on-Hudson Theater 'Live' Performances and Concerts | Westchester Live Theater | Hudson Valley
Town History Town History | Irvington-on-Hudson Town History | Westchester Town History | Hudson Valley

10533, School District, Irvington, NY, Washington Irving, Village of Irvington, southern Tarrytown, Greenburgh, village of Dobbs Ferry, Dows Lane Elementary School, Main Street School, Irvington Middle School, Irvington High School | Westchester Irvington Union Free School District

914-591-8500 
  The Irvington Union Free School District is located at 40 North Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533 in Westchester County. Irvington is located approximately 23 miles north of mid-Manhattan where it enjoys impressive frontage views of the Hudson River. Washington Irving, for whom it is named, called it "a beautiful spot, capable of being made a little paradise". Irvington Union Free School District | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
School Districts | Public Schools Public Schools | Irvington-on-Hudson School Districts | Westchester Public Schools | Hudson Valley

Bissightick Van der Donck Grant Frederick Phillipse Justice John Jay William Dutchers Dutcher Village of Dearman Washington Irvington author The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle Louis Comfort Tiffany Irvington Presbyterian Church | Westchester Irvington-on-Hudson History

914-591-7070 
  History of Irvington
"The Village of Irvington was incorporated April 16, 1872. The territory of the village was part of the Bissightick track of the Van der Donck grant purchased by Frederick Phillipse in 1682. In 1817, Justice Dearman bought half of William Dutcher's farm and lived there until 1848 when it was sold to Gustavo F. Sanchi. In the same year, it was sold to John Jay, grandson of Justice John Jay, who arranged for it to be laid out in lots as the Village of Dearman. The lots were sold at public auction in New York City in 1850; the village of Dearman was formed. In 1854, Dearman , by popular vote, changed its name to "Irvington," honoring its beloved citizen, Washington Irvington, author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, who also lived here, can be seen in the town hall, library and the Irvington Presbyterian Church." Source for Irvington Government and History: Irvington Town website Irvington-on-Hudson History | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Town History Town History | Irvington-on-Hudson Town History | Westchester Town History | Hudson Valley

picnic, children, Irvington's Riverside Concerts, Movies, Things to Do at Matthiessen Park, Bocce Court, Horse Shoe Pits, Shuffle Board Courts, Spray Pool, Volleyball, Stroll in the park, scenic view, kids play, playground, restaurants in Irvington | Westchester Matthiessen Park in the Village of Irvington

914-591-7736 
  Click to enlarge photo of Matthiessen Park in Irvington.

Click to enlarge photo of Matthiessen Park in Irvington, New York.
Matthiessen Park is set along the Hudson River in the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. Relax, wade in the water (small beachfront), picnic, look out at the Tappan Zee Bridge, or bring the children to play in the park.

Matthiessen Park is the location of Irvington's Riverside Concerts and Movies held in the summer.


Matthiessen Park in the Village of Irvington | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Hiking Trails | Places To Hike Places To Hike | Irvington-on-Hudson Hiking Trails | Westchester Places To Hike | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Parks | Local and State Local and State | Irvington-on-Hudson Parks | Westchester Local and State | Hudson Valley
Picnicking | Picnic Picnic | Irvington-on-Hudson Picnicking | Westchester Picnic | Hudson Valley
Playgrounds Playgrounds | Irvington-on-Hudson Playgrounds | Westchester Playgrounds | Hudson Valley
Scenic Hudson Valley Scenic Hudson Valley | Irvington-on-Hudson Scenic Hudson Valley | Westchester Scenic Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley

Boat Ramps, Hudson River Boat Ramps, Fishing, Fishermen, Fish, Boats, Boating | Westchester Municipal Boat Launch Ramp Irvington

914-591-7070 
  Hudson River Launch Ramps by The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association. Municipal Boat Launch Ramp Irvington | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Boating | Canoeing | Kayaking Kayaking | Irvington-on-Hudson Kayaking | Westchester Boating | Hudson Valley
Fishing Fishing | Irvington-on-Hudson Fishing | Westchester Fishing | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley

Irvington's waterfront, public park, views, Things to Do at Irvington Scenic Hudson Park, regulation ballfields, Boat Launch, Playgrounds, Riverfront promenade, Scenic Views, Senior Center, Walking Paths, kayaking, walking, watching the children play | Westchester Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington "Scenic Hudson Valley"

914-591-7736 
 
Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington
Irvington, Westchester County
Hudson River Valley, New York State
Park is adjacent to Hudson River and can be accessed via Bridge Street.

Click to enlarge photo of Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington.

Click to enlarge photo of Scenic Hudson Park in Irvington, New York. The transformation of Irvington's waterfront is one of Scenic Hudson's most dramatic success stories. This former industrial site is now a peaceful riverfront oasis just 12 miles north of New York City. At this site, 12-acres of contaminated soil and blacktop along the Hudson River have been transformed into a public park with views of the Manhattan skyline, Palisades and Tappan Zee Bridge.

From Scenic Hudson: "Scenic Hudson was instrumental in rehabilitating this waterfront industrial site and transforming it into a park—co-owned with the Village of Irvington—that offers magnificent views of the Hudson River encompassing the Manhattan skyline, Palisades and Tappan Zee Bridge. Features include universally accessible walking paths, ball fields and a senior center."

If you live in Manhattan, take the MTA directly into Irvington Station. Parks and excellent restaurants are within a short walk from the MTA Metro North Train Station

Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Irvington-on-Hudson Bird Watching | Westchester Audubon | Hudson Valley
Boat Launch Boat Launch | Irvington-on-Hudson Boat Launch | Westchester Boat Launch | Hudson Valley
Fishing Fishing | Irvington-on-Hudson Fishing | Westchester Fishing | Hudson Valley
Hiking Trails | Places To Hike Places To Hike | Irvington-on-Hudson Hiking Trails | Westchester Places To Hike | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Parks | Local and State Local and State | Irvington-on-Hudson Parks | Westchester Local and State | Hudson Valley
Picnicking | Picnic Picnic | Irvington-on-Hudson Picnicking | Westchester Picnic | Hudson Valley
Playgrounds Playgrounds | Irvington-on-Hudson Playgrounds | Westchester Playgrounds | Hudson Valley
Playing Fields Playing Fields | Irvington-on-Hudson Playing Fields | Westchester Playing Fields | Hudson Valley
Scenic Hudson Valley Scenic Hudson Valley | Irvington-on-Hudson Scenic Hudson Valley | Westchester Scenic Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley
Senior Clubs | Activities for Seniors Activities for Seniors | Irvington-on-Hudson Senior Clubs | Westchester Activities for Seniors | Hudson Valley

local park, ballfields, playground, comfort station, picnic pavilion, South County Trailway, Great Hunger Memorial, Things to Do, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Ice Skating, Picnicking, Playground, | Westchester V. E. Macy Park

914-946-8133 
  V. E. Macy Park is a 172-acre park centrally located at Saw Mill River Road, Irvington, New York. The park is actually divided into three distinct areas with slightly different atmospheres. One part functions as a local park with ballfields, a playground, comfort station and picnic pavilion. Another includes Woodlands Lake, fishing, ice skating, access to the South County Trailway, and 500 feet of the former Putnam Division Railroad. The final area is largely undeveloped. V. E. Macy Park | Westchester  website and more . . .


Categories
Cross-Country Skiing | Snowshoeing Snowshoeing | Irvington-on-Hudson Cross-Country Skiing | Westchester Snowshoeing | Hudson Valley
Educational Programs for Kids Educational Programs for Kids | Irvington-on-Hudson Educational Programs for Kids | Westchester Educational Programs for Kids | Hudson Valley
Fishing Fishing | Irvington-on-Hudson Fishing | Westchester Fishing | Hudson Valley
Historic Sites | Historic Hudson Valley Historic Hudson Valley | Irvington-on-Hudson Historic Sites | Westchester Historic Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley
Historic Sites for Kids Historic Sites for Kids | Irvington-on-Hudson Historic Sites for Kids | Westchester Historic Sites for Kids | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Irvington-on-Hudson Hudson River Towns | Westchester Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks Indoor and Outdoor Rinks | Irvington-on-Hudson Indoor and Outdoor Rinks | Westchester Ice Skating | Hudson Valley
Kid's Birthday Party Ideas Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Irvington-on-Hudson Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Westchester Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Hudson Valley
Parks | Local and State Local and State | Irvington-on-Hudson Parks | Westchester Local and State | Hudson Valley
Picnicking | Picnic Picnic | Irvington-on-Hudson Picnicking | Westchester Picnic | Hudson Valley
Playgrounds Playgrounds | Irvington-on-Hudson Playgrounds | Westchester Playgrounds | Hudson Valley
Playing Fields Playing Fields | Irvington-on-Hudson Playing Fields | Westchester Playing Fields | Hudson Valley
Sledding |Snowshoeing |Winter Activities Winter Sports | Irvington-on-Hudson Winter Activities | Westchester Winter Sports | Hudson Valley

YogaWorks

914-591-9642 
   


Irvington-on-Hudson
Westchester County
Hudson Valley


Click to enlarge picture of "View from Irvington-On-Hudson".

View from Irvington-on-Hudson The Village of Irvington-on-Hudson , also known as Irvington, is located in the Town of Greenburgh in southwest Westchester County, New York. Irvington shares its western border with the Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry is to the south, and Scarsdale is northeast of Irvington. Irvington includes within its boundaries the community of Ardsley-on-Hudson. Ardsley-on-Hudson has its own zip-code and its own Metro-North station.

Starting in the 1850s, and largely due to Irvington's beautiful views of the Hudson River and its rural setting, many people, including wealthy New York City residents, began building large summer residences in the Village of Irvington.

"Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvelous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. A dozen years ago not a solitary house was there, excepting that of Mr. Dearman, the farmer who owned the land. Piermont, directly opposite, was then the sole eastern terminus of the great New York and Erie Railway, and here seemed to be an eligible place for a village, as the Hudson River Railway was then almost completed. Mr. Dearman had one surveyed upon his lands; street were marked out, village lots were measured and defined; sales at enormous prices, which enriched the owner, were made, and now upon that farm, in pleasant cottages, surrounded by neat gardens, several hundred inhabitants are dwelling. One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects the village with Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there." More about Irvington

MTA Metro-North Train Stations
For an easy commute to Grand Central Station in New York City from Irvington, take the train from either the Ardsley-on-Hudson or Irvington Train Station.

The MTA Metro-North in Ardsley-on-Hudson to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan is 21.7 miles and takes an average of 35 to 54 minutes, depending on the time of day.

The MTA Metro-North in Irvington to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan is 22.7 miles and takes an average of 37 to 56 minutes, depending on the time of day.

An MTA train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan to Ardsley-on-Hudson or Irvington stations in Westchester County, average 35 minutes to 47 minutes depending on the time of day.

Town Government
Irvington Village Hall is located at 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533. "The Village of Irvington is governed by a five member Board of Trustees. The Board consists of a Mayor and four Trustees. The Mayor is the Chief Executive of the Village and is responsible for the conduct of public meetings and certain appointments. The Mayor and Trustees all have one equal vote for the adoption of resolutions. The day-to-day responsibility for the operations of the Village is performed by a full-time Village Administrator.

"Each fiscal year, the Mayor and Board of Trustees establish a concise list of priorities to address important issues or initiatives. The list provides a level of focus to the Board's activities and allows the community to see the activities of its elected officials. The priorities are subject to revision throughout the year."

Living in the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson
There are many things to do in and around Irvington-on-Hudson. Find activities, attractions, and places to go in the Village of Irvington N.Y. Visit one-of-a-kind "Mom & Pop Shops". As you walk down the main street of Irvington, toward the water, you will see beautiful views of the Hudson River ahead of you. After shopping, visit a park, and find a sunny spot to have a picnic lunch.

Visit a park in Irvington such as, Matthiessen Park, Memorial Park, Scenic Hudson Park, and Halsey Pond Park. Visit the Parks in Irvington-on-Hudson, sit by the water and look out at the boats, have a picnic, read and relax. Visit V.E. Macy Park, offering many fun cold-weather activities for things to do in the winter, or wonderful warm weather things to do in the summer.

Learn about The O'Hara Nature Center, with a mission "to promote the community's enjoyment and exploration of the woods; to educate and involve the community in understanding our local environment; and to demonstrate sustainable concepts that will inspire the community to live in balance with nature."Irvington also offers a Trailways Map for the Peter Oley Trailways System, a marked system of trails throughout hundreds of acres of open space in the Village of Irvington.

Find something to do with the kids this weekend in Westchester. Take the children to the playground at Matthiessen Park in Irvington. On warm days, bring a picnic packed with local fresh food from the Farmers Market in Irvington. Picnic at the park while looking out at the majestic Hudson River with views of the Tappan Zee Bridge in the background. If you're a golfer, play golf at one of the excellent golf courses in Ardsley-on-Hudson or other nearby towns; or if you love antiquing, visit the antique stores in Irvington. When its time to eat, select a café or one of the excellent Restaurants in Irvington, New York.

HISTORY OF IRVINGTON

History of Irvington
"The Village of Irvington was incorporated April 16, 1872. The territory of the village was part of the Bissightick track of the Van der Donck grant purchased by Frederick Phillipse in 1682. In 1817, Justice Dearman bought half of William Dutcher's farm and lived there until 1848 when it was sold to Gustavo F. Sanchi. In the same year, it was sold to John Jay, grandson of Justice John Jay, who arranged for it to be laid out in lots as the Village of Dearman. The lots were sold at public auction in New York City in 1850; the village of Dearman was formed. In 1854, Dearman , by popular vote, changed its name to "Irvington," honoring its beloved citizen, Washington Irvington, author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, who also lived here, can be seen in the town hall, library and the Irvington Presbyterian Church."
Source
Irvington Government and History at www.IrvingtonNY.gov

The Hudson, From, The Wilderness To The Sea, 1866
"Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvelous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. A dozen years ago not a solitary house was there, excepting that of Mr. Dearman, the farmer who owned the land. Piermont, directly opposite, was then the sole eastern terminus of the great New York and Erie Railway, and here seemed to be an eligible place for a village, as the Hudson River Railway was then almost completed. Mr. Dearman had one surveyed upon his lands; street were marked out, village lots were measured and defined; sales at enormous prices, which enriched the owner, were made, and now upon that farm, in pleasant cottages, surrounded by neat gardens, several hundred inhabitants are dwelling. One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects the village with Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there.

More About 19th Century Irvington
"Less than a mile below Irvington, and about half way between that village and Dobbs's Ferry, is the beautiful estate of Nevis, the home and property of the Honourable James A. Hamilton, eldest surviving son of the celebrated General Alexander Hamilton, one of the founders of the republic of the United States. It stands on the brow of the river slope, in the midst of a charming lawn, that extends from the highway to the Hudson, a distance of half a mile, and commands some of the finest and most extensive views of that portion of the river. The mansion is large, and its interior elegant. It presents many attractions to the lover of literature and art, aside from the delightful social atmosphere with which it is filled. There may be seen the library of General Hamilton, one of the choicest and most extensive in the country at the time of his death. There, too, may be seen a portrait of Washington, by Stuart, painted for General Hamilton, in 1798, when in expectation of a war with France, the United States organised a provisional government, and appointed him acting commanding general under the ex-president (Washington), who consented to be the chief."
Source
The Hudson, From, The Wilderness To The Sea
Author: Benson John Lossing
Publisher: Virtue and Yorston, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March,1866

History and Antiquities
The following covers "History and Antiquities", a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Westchester County and its towns. When reading the following, remember to keep in mind that this information was written approximately two hundred years ago. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on much of this information and written in an "older world" writing style. "Historical Collections of the State of New York" , Published by S. Tuttle, 194 Chatham-Square, 1841

    Irvington
    "Irvington, 50.8 m. (175 alt., 2,759 pop.), named for Washington Irving, is another metropolitan suburb ringed by wooded estates. Near the northern end of the village is ® the Anna E. Poth Home for convalescent and aged members of the Companions of the Forest of America. The ornate brick mansion, hidden by a wall, was built in 1918 by Mrs. C. J. Walker (1867-1919), a pioneer Negro businesswoman. About 1905, when Mrs. Walker was a laundress in St. Louis, Missouri, she concocted a preparation to straighten tightly curled hair that revolutionized the appearance of members of her race. In 1910, she settled in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she established the Mme. C. J. Walker factory and laboratories for the manufacture of various cosmetics, and opened a training school for her agents and beauty culturists. Here interests were wide; in time her sales agents were acting as organizers of social welfare clubs and were carrying on educational propaganda of all kinds among Negroes. She eventually moved to New York and as 'Madame C. J. Walker of New York and Paris' became a leader in Harlem activities. A year after this house had been completed she died, leaving an estate worth more than $1,000,000, two-thirds of which went to educational institutions and charities. The house still contains her ivory-and-gold pipe organ, her tapestries, and some of her imported gold and ivory furniture.

    "Odell Inn ®, just south of the Main St. traffic booth, built about 1693, is now the superintendent's cottage of the Murray estate. When the Albany Post Road was opened in 1723, the one-and-a-half-story stone dwelling became a favorite stage stop. On August 31, 1776, the Committee of Safety of the State Convention met in the inn, then occupied by Jonathan Odell. Two months later the British took vengeance on Odell by destroying 1,000 bushels of his wheat, killing his hogs, cutting down his orchard, and carrying him off to a New York prison. In 1785 Odell bought the house and 463 acres from the Commissioners of Forfeiture, keeping the inn until his death in 1818."




Top of Page