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About historic Sleepy Hollow and its environs…


Henry John Steiner is the village historian of Sleepy Hollow, NY.

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  1. Allen Williams

    Henry, I really enjoyed your story on John Anderson and the Ghosts. I had no idea
    his estate was near Maple St. I lived on Spruce St for 20 years before moving to nearby Connecticut. My Dad and two brothers still live there. Now I know why there’s an Anderson Avenue and Rice Avenue in Webber Park. Do you have any historical tidbits on any of the homes on Spruce St? I lived at 11 Spruce St. where there is a large two-story stone garage. Wondering if the garage was part of the old Douglas estate? I should probably buy your book for more info..

    Allen Williams
    Former Village of North Tarrytown Trustee 1985-87

    • Allen, thanks for your comments. I think we would need to look at the old maps for evidence of structures on Spruce Street that would be contemporary with the Anderson mansion (perhaps a carriage house). I do recall there were some buildings shown in Webber Park east of New Broadway and west of the Old Croton Aqueduct, but off hand I do not remember where along the current New Broadway they stood.

    • Allen I am pretty sure that many of the homes on the east side of New Broadway pre-dated the development of Webber Park in the early 20th century. On the other hand the site of the old John Anderson mansion was directly across new Broadway from Maple Street — on the west side of New Broadway .

  2. Angela

    I knew Father Maza attending My Carmel school in the Bronx. He was so kind. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Thanks for sharing info on his background. May he Rest In Peace

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