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Draper, John W., House

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
County of Westchester.
Draper Park, 407 Broadway
National Register Number: 75001237
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum and Historical Society Headquarters. Open twice weekly..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
This was the home (1840-82) of John W. Draper, the well-known mid-19th-century scientist who, in addition to significant contributions to physics and chemistry, also wrote important works in intellectual history. He is remembered for his pioneering work in photochemistry, especially for discoveries that contributed to the study of light diffraction and spectrum analysis. He was the first person to photograph the moon and the solar spectrum.


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