Sloping toward the deep Hudson River, forming a natural mooring for ships and a natural amphitheater for viewing river activity and the Palisades, Hastings-on-Hudson inherited its shape, industry, and sense of place from its geography. Natural resources provided for native inhabitants and later tenant farmers, and Hastings marble built urban buildings while town water powered mills. Still it was the people who gave Hastings its character. From tenant farmers and rebels to country gentlemen, from mill owners to mill workers, from shopkeepers at the heart of the village to commuters who lived on the hills, all worked together to make Hastings the place they dreamed it could be.
About the Author
The Hastings Historical Society, founded in 1971, was chartered by the New York Board of Regents to collect, preserve, and actively put to use the historic treasures of Hastings-on-Hudson. Housed in the former Henry Draper Observatory Cottage and boasting hundreds of members in Hastings and around the world, the Hastings Historical Society maintains an award-winning archive, publishes an acclaimed newsletter, and runs programs for the public.
Table of Contents
Roots and Revolution 9
Water and Stone, Steam and Sugar 19
The Growing Village 37
Cable Connections 55
Social Life 71
Notable Neighbors 91
Suburban Hastings 111
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