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"Sing Sing, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Ossining township, on the E. bank of the Hudson River, and on the Hudson River Railroad, 32 miles N. of New York. It is beautifully situated on a long acclivity, the upper part of which is about 200 feet higher than the river and is occupied by elegant villas. The river, here called Tappan Sea or Bay, is nearly 4 miles wide opposite Sing Sing, and flows through very picturesque scenery. Sing Sing contains 7 churches, a national bank, a savings bank, 3 military boarding-schools, a seminary for young ladies, and printing-offices which issue 2 weekly news papers. Here is also one of the New York state prisons, which is located immediately on the bank of the river. The buildings of this prison are constructed of limestone. The main edifice is 484 feet long, 44 feet wide, and 5 stories high. Some of the convicts are employed in mechanic arts. The number of convicts usually is about 1500. The Croton Aqueduct passes through this village, and is carried over a ravine on an arch of masonry of 88 feet span, which crosses at right angles a bridge for a roadway over the Kil Creek. The state prison is enclosed by a wall 25 feet high. Sing Sing has a large stove-foundry, a water-pipe-foundry, manufactures of cotton-gins, files, lime, and shoes, and a book-bindery. Pop. in 1890, 9352."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott



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    The history of the First Baptist Church can be traced back to April 1786 when a small congregation began meeting at the home of Revolutionary war Captain Elijah Hunter. The congregation was incorporated as a New York State American Baptist Church in ... Read MORE...

  • Ossining, New York, USA
    Village of Sing-Sing
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
  • Ossining separated from Mount Pleasant in 1845.

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  • 1854 - Ossining
    Ossining, a township of Westchester co., New York, on the Hudson river, 32 miles N. from New York. It contains the village of Sing Sing. Population, 4...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sing Sing
    Sing Sing, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Ossining township, on the E. bank of the Hudson River, and on the Hudson River Railroad, 32 mil...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - March 20 – At Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, Martha M. Place becomes the first woman executed in an electric chair.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 20, 1899

  • News March 3, 1903: Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, began taking prisoners' fingerprints

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 3, 1903

  • 1906
    Ossining, until recently called Sing Sing, a village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Ossining township (town), situated on the E. bank of the Hudson Rive...Read MORE...


  • Ossining, New York, USA
    Bank for Savings
  • Ossining, New York, USA
    Shattemuc Yacht Club
  • Ossining, New York, USA
    Public Library
  • News 1928 - SYRACUSE WOMAN, BRISTOL MAN IDENTIFIED AS FIRE VICTIMS IN OSSINING HOTEL. HUSBAND CONVINCED WIFE HE THOUGHT WAS VISITING IN NEW YORK WAS BURNED TO DEATH IN HOTEL CONFLAGRATION.
    Two of the victims who perished when fire destroyed the Weskora Hotel in Ossining yesterday, were positively identified today as MRS. ELLA FOX, of 624...Read MORE...




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The history of the First Baptist Church can be traced back to April 1786 when a small congregation began meeting at the home of Revolutionary war Captain Elijah Hunter. The congregation was incorporated as a New York State American Baptist Church in ... Read MORE...

Ossining, New York, USA
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Village of Sing-Sing
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840

Ossining, New York, USA
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Bank for Savings


Ossining, New York, USA
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Shattemuc Yacht Club

Ossining, New York, USA
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Public Library
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  • Ossining separated from Mount Pleasant in 1845.

    http://www.hudsonriver.com/mount-pleasant
  • 1854 - Ossining
    Ossining, a township of Westchester co., New York, on the Hudson river, 32 miles N. from New York. It contains the village of Sing Sing. Population,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sing Sing
    Sing Sing, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Ossining township, on the E. bank of the Hudson River, and on the Hudson River Railroad, 32... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - March 20 – At Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, Martha M. Place becomes the first woman executed in an electric chair.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 20, 1899
  • News  March 3, 1903: Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, began taking prisoners' fingerprints

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 3, 1903
  • 1906
    Ossining, until recently called Sing Sing, a village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Ossining township (town), situated on the E. bank of the Hudson... Read MORE...

  • News  1928 - SYRACUSE WOMAN, BRISTOL MAN IDENTIFIED AS FIRE VICTIMS IN OSSINING HOTEL. HUSBAND CONVINCED WIFE HE THOUGHT WAS VISITING IN NEW YORK WAS BURNED TO DEATH IN HOTEL CONFLAGRATION.
    Two of the victims who perished when fire destroyed the Weskora Hotel in Ossining yesterday, were positively identified today as MRS. ELLA FOX, of... Read MORE...

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