John William Draper House


John William Draper House

Infobox_nrhp | name =John W. Draper House
nrhp_type = nhl
locmapin = New York



caption = Front view of house in 2007
location= 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
lat_degrees = 40 | lat_minutes = 59 | lat_seconds = 28.6 | lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 73 | long_minutes = 52 | long_seconds = 47.1 | long_direction = W
area =
built =1840
architect=
architecture=
designated= May 15, 1975 cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1555&ResourceType=Building
title=John W. Draper House|date=2007-09-15|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
]
added = May 15, 1975cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Hastings Historical Society
refnum=75001237
The John William Draper House, also known as Draper Park, is located on US 9 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA. It was the home of John William Draper, 1811-1882. His son Henry Draper, 1837-1882, created an observatory on the estate.cite web|url=http://hastingshistorical.org/newslettercovers/1992_winter.html|title=John William Draper and the Hastings Observatory|date=2007-09-05|work=Marion Martin|publisher=Hastings Historian: A Quarterly Publication of the Hastings Historical Society] It was here that he made astrophotography history, taking the first recognizable photographs of the Moon through a telescope in 1840.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/75001237.pdf National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John W. Draper House] |344 KB|author=James Sheire |date=1975|publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/75001237.pdf Accompanying 1 photo, exterior, from 1975.] |509 KB] It is located in the middle of a small park, and is currently used as both the offices of the Hastings Historical Society and a museum.

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External links

* [http://www.hastingshistorical.org/ Hastings Historical Society]


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