John William Draper House
Henry Draper Observatory
Front view of building in 2007
|Location||407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY|
|Governing body||Hastings Historical Society|
|NRHP Reference #||75001237|
|Added to NRHP||May 15, 1975|
|Designated NHL||May 15, 1975|
The Henry Draper Observatory, also known as Draper Cottage, is located on US 9 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA. Henry Draper, 1837-1882, created an observatory on the estate of his father, John William Draper. It was here that he made astrophotography history, taking some of the earliest photographs of the Moon to include identifiable features through a telescope in 1863.
The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. It is located in the middle of a small park named after the Draper family, and is currently used as both the offices of the Hastings Historical Society and a museum of local history.
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- National Register of Historic Places listings in southern Westchester County, New York
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- "John William Draper and the Hastings Observatory". Marion Martin. Hastings Historian: A Quarterly Publication of the Hastings Historical Society. 2007-09-05.
- James Sheire (1975). PDF (344 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (509 KB)