Draper House

posted Nov 12, 2013, 12:34 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Nov 12, 2013, 12:35 AM ]

The house that Draper lived in, and where he built his observatory and took his first astro-photographs of the moon (1840),
is located in Hastings-on-Hudson, just north of the New York City border.  It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.  I've attached the application that was submitted: not a very impressive piece of historical writing, but it did the trick.  It seems that the observatory itself was destroyed at some point, but there is a public park (Draper Park!) outside the house: a very popular place for Walking the Dog.

Professor Katz,
Nov 12, 2013, 12:34 AM