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This Gothic Revival mansion was originally designed in 1838 by American architect Alexander Jackson Davis for former New York City mayor William Paulding, Jr.. In 1864 Davis doubled the size of the house for its second owner, George Merritt, who named it “Lyndenhurst” after the Linden trees growing on the property. In 1880 railroad baron Jay Gould purchased the estate, maintaining it as his summer home and country retreat until his death in 1892. It’s now a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Learn more about Lyndhurst in these books:
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Lyndhurst mansion photo magnet
Lyndhurst Photo Magnet
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Jazz up your fridge with this photo magnet of the gothic Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown, New York. Famous as the home of railroad baron Jay Gould, the mansion appeared in two Dark Shadows movies as the fictional home of the vampire Barnabas Collins.

2.5" x 3.5" rectangular. Made in USA.
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Edgar Mayhew Bacon's Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
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Historian Edgar Mayhew Bacon's classic history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow spans the years from the first Dutch settlement in the late 1600s to the year 1897. Bacon recounts the lives and customs of early settlers, events of the American Revolution, the thrilling capture of British spy John André, local legends and folklore, the grand estates that sprung up around the home of Washington Irving, and the transformation of the sleepy farming communities into modern suburban villages.

Color cover, black-and-white text. 5.5" x 8.5", 214 pages. Printed in USA.
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The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
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The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown by Henry Steiner. More than 350 carefully researched articles describing the places and place names of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The author devotes several pages to the several Headless Horseman bridges which have spanned the spot where Ichabod was unseated by the pumpkin--by far the most extensive examination we've found. If you are searching for the landmarks from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," this book is a must-have. References and bibliography make this book an ideal starting point for further study of the two villages. The author is Sleepy Hollow's village historian. 180 pages, soft cover, photos, historic engravings, and maps. Signed by the author! ISBN 0788409611 more info
History of the Tarrytowns
History of the Tarrytowns
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History of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (formerly North Tarrytown) by Wally Buxton (William C. Gross) and Jeff Canning. A comprehensive history of the two villages. 384 pages, hard cover, historic photos and maps. Signed by co-author Jeff Canning! more info