The funeral service for the writer who shaped much of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow’s identity was held at Christ Church, Tarrytown in December, 1859. The illustration appeared on the front page of Harper’s Weekly, December 17th. Irving died of a heart attack, aged 76, in his bedroom at Sunnyside. Legend has it his last words were, “Well, I must arrange my pillows for another night. … Continue reading Washington Irving’s Funeral
Harper’s Weekly publication December 10th, 1859 in homage to the recently deceased Washington Irving shows Irving at his beloved home in the doorway of Sunnyside Continue reading Harper’s Weekly, Dec. 10. 1859, Irving’s Death
The Old Dutch Church in Harper’s Weekly, May 20th,1882. Photographed by Pach of a painting by A. Wordsworth Thompson Continue reading The Old Dutch Church in Harper’s Weekly, May 20th,1882.