Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery (NRIS 00000310)
19 Old Post Rd. and Old Post Rd. S,
NY. County/parish: Westchester.
2 contributing buildings.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 31, 2000.
- Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery
- Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery is a national historic district containing a Methodist church, chapel, and cemetery at 19 Old Post Road in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York. The church was built in 1883 and is a rectangular brick building with a multi-colored slate-covered gable roof in the Gothic Revival style. It features large Gothic-arched stained and leaded glass windows added in 1891 and a square, engaged, two stage tower. The chapel was built about 1790 and is a 1 1⁄2-story, two-by-two-bay, clapboard-sided building on a granite foundation. Francis Asbury (1745–1816) is known to have visited the chapel on September 20, 1795. The cemetery is in two sections and contains about 5,000 graves; the date of the earliest burial is 1801. It includes the grave of noted playwright and author Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965). (read more...)