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Credit: Marist College Library Archives and Special Collections

Union Church of Pontico Hills

LOWER HUDSON

http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/union-church-pocantico-hills

Route 448

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Hours: April to December: Weekdays (Closed Tuesday): 11am - 5pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 2pm – 5

Admission: Adults/Children: $5

Phone: 914.631.8200

 

Historical Description:

"Henri Matisse, the great French modernist painter, created the beautiful rose window over the chancel as a memorial to, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. She had met Matisse on a number of occasions in Paris during the 1920s, greatly admired his talent and courage as an artist, and collected his work. The rose window was his last work of art before his death in 1954 and was created as a memorial to Abby Rockefeller."

 

The Site:

"All eight windows in the nave of the church were commissioned by David Rockefeller, son of Abby and John D. Rockefeller Jr., in 1963 as memorials for a number of members of the Rockefeller family. The site is only two miles from Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, as well as the Philipsburg Manor."

 

Directions:

From Rockland County, Upstate New York, Or New Jersey:

Take the Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 9 (first exit after toll). Turn right at light at end of exit onto Route 9 (Broadway). Continue north for 1.6 miles. At light (Horseman Diner on right) make a right onto Route 448 (sign reads "Pleasantville 4 miles"). Continue on Rt. 448. Upon entering Pocantico Hills, Rt. 448 will turn left. After bearing left, be aware of Fire House on the right. Immediately after passing the Fire House, turn right onto Highland Avenue, then left into Union Church parking lot.

From Manhattan (Autos Only):

Take the Henry Hudson Parkway North into the Saw Mill River Parkway. Take exit 23, East View. Turn left onto Saw Mill Road for 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Lake Rd. At the intersection of Route 448, Lake Rd. changes to Bedford Rd. Continue 1/2 mile on Bedford Road to Union Church.

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