Dutch Reformed Church (NRIS 66000581)
N edge of Tarrytown on U.S. 9,
New York. County/parish: Westchester.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
- The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Dutch Reformed Church (Sleepy Hollow), is a 17th-century stone church located on Albany Post Road (U.S. Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States. It and its five-acre (2 ha) churchyard feature prominently in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The churchyard is often confused with the contiguous but separate Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
It is the second oldest extant church and the 15th oldest extant building in the state of New York, renovated after an 1837 fire. Some of those renovations were reversed 60 years later, and further work was done in 1960. It was listed on the Register in 1966, among the earliest properties so recognized. It had already been designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. It is still the property of the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, which holds summer services there, as well as on special occasions such as Christmas Eve. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000581