Washington Irving High School (Tarrytown, New York)

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Washington Irving High School (Tarrytown, New York) is located in New York
Washington Irving High School (Tarrytown, New York)
Location 18 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, New York
Coordinates 41°3′32″N 73°51′28″W / 41.05889°N 73.85778°W / 41.05889; -73.85778Coordinates: 41°3′32″N 73°51′28″W / 41.05889°N 73.85778°W / 41.05889; -73.85778
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1898
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Other, Elizabethan Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84003437[1]
Added to NRHP April 26, 1984

Washington Irving High School at 18 North Broadway in Tarrytown, New York was built c. 1897. In the 1920s, the new building was constructed for the school about a half mile south on Broadway, and the old school later become the Frank R. Pierson School. After the school closed, the building was derelict for many years, until being converted to condominiums.[2]

The site of the school is considered to be one possibility – of many – for the location of the Elizabeth Van Tassel house, a Revolutionary War-era tavern mentioned by Washington Irving in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".[3]

The building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1984.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Logan, Jim. "Sleepy Hollow Country: Site of the Elizabeth Van Tassel house, later known as Mott Tavern" at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery website
  3. ^ Bacon, Edgard Mayhew. Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (1898) cited in Logan, Jim."Sleepy Hollow Country: Site of the Elizabeth Van Tassel house, later known as Mott Tavern" at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery website