The Katrina Van Tassel home

Home to Katrina Van Tassel
“This is where I go to school Lillie”
The Landmark Condominiums today

In 1896, the Village of Tarrytown tore down the old stone house belonging to the
Elizabeth Van Tassel family that had inspired a scene in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Elizabeth was inspiration for Katrina Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A school went up in its place, overlooking the Village. First called the Washington Irving School until 1926 when a larger school took the Washington Irving name, and this one became the F. R. Pierson School, after a local florist and Village president. It was closed altogether in 1979 as new schools were built. Today the building is home to The Landmark Condominiums and is located at 18 N Broadway in Tarrytown.