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Katonah - A Walking Tour

Created By: Map The Past Date Created: 03 March 2012

From the early 1880’s on, rumors circulated that New York City needed more water. Nothing, however, prepared the citizens of Katonah for the 1893 New York Times headline: “Destruction to Katonah.” On September 20, 1893, at a meeting of the Katonah Village Improvement Society, the people of old Katonah pondered the City’s decision to condemn their village and replace it with a new reservoir. Ultimately, they decided to move the hamlet, buildings and all. The Katonah Land Company purchased a farm about a mile south of the old village, and hired the landscape architects G.S. and B.S. Olmstead to design a new village there with broad islands and tree-lined streets arranged in the Celtic cross. Deed restrictions limited commercial development to the streets near the railroad tracks. Katonah’s residents then moved roughly fifty-five of Katonah’s original homes, stores and barns to “new Katonah.” The hamlet you will explore today is the result of their efforts. This walking tour will guide you through the residential National Register Historic District of Katonah, as well as the hamlet’s historic commercial core.

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House

5 Edgemont Road

5 Edgemont Rd
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

7-11 Edgemont Road

7-11 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

19-21 Edgemont Road

19-21 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

25 Edgemont Road

25 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

37 Edgemont Road

37 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

22 Edgemont Road

28 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

4 Bedford Road

4 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

8 Bedford Road

8 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

10 Bedford Road

10 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

12 Bedford Road

12 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

16 Bedford Road

16 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

Lawrence Circle

Bedford Road @ Parkway
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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Historic Place (Unspecified)

Katonah Public Library

26 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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30 Bedford Road

30 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

34 Bedford Road

34 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

36 Bedford Road

36 Bedford Road
katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

40 Bedford Road

40 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

42 Bedford Road

42 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

46 Bedford Road

46 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

48 Bedford Road

48 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

50 Bedford Road

50 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

54 Bedford Road

54 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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22 The Terrace

22 The Terrace
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

51 Bedford Road

51 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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Church (Catholic)

Saint Mary of the Assumption

117 Valley Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

55 Valley Road - Saint Mary of Assumption Rectory

55 Valley Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

4 Valley Edge Rd

4 Valley Edge Rd
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

86 Edgemont Road

86 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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Church (Presbyterian)

First Presbyterian Church of Katonah

31 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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Church (Presbyterian)

Church House of the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah

31 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

29 Bedford Road

29 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

27 Bedford Road

27 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

25 Bedford Road

25 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

21 Bedford Road

21 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

48 Parkway

48 Parkway
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

52 Parkway

52 Parkway
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

71 Edgemont Road

71 Edgemont Rd
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

61 Edgemont Road

61 Edgemont Rd
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

67 Edgemont Road

67 Edgemont Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

51 Parkway

51 Parkway
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

49 Parkway

49 Parkway
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

13 Bedford Road

13 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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House

9 Bedford Road

9 Bedford Rd
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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Church (Methodist )

Katonah United Methodist Church

7 Bedford Road
Katonah, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
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