John Jay HomesteadAfter the American Civil War, the nation experienced tremendous economic growth in agriculture and industry. In the 1870s, the refrigerator car was introduced, and farmers expanded their market opportunities. Farming became big business. Between 1865 and 1890, retail trade in flowers, or floriculture, began to expand. After 1890, the industry boomed, and by 1929, New York State led the nation in flower and plant production. Located 50 miles north of New York City and near rail lines, the Jay farm was ideally situated to exploit the opportunity of this expanding market.
|Placed By||Friends of the Jay Homestead|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 612375 N 4567460|
|Decimal Degrees||41.25075000, -73.65873333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 15.045', W 73° 39.524'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 15' 2.70" N, 73° 39' 31.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||914, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400 Jay St, Katonah NY 10536, US|
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