Friday, September 9, 2011


Welcome to EverythingCroton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

INTRODUCING CROTON MEMORIES, a new series that will focus on Croton from the 1940's through the 1970's—more or less. Here’s the 10th installment, again with thanks to The Croton Historical Society.  

CHIMNEY CORNER CABIN - Long before there was a TENAMPA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, there was a CHIMNEY CORNER CABIN--click on the photo. Located on Rt. 9A and Albany Post Road, and owned by various parties throughout the years (A.W. Hage, Nick and Kate Sasso, among others).

It was known for its large stonework fireplace, as well as a down home hospitality and excellent food--and in earlier incarnations, featured orchestra dancing. To this day there are rumors that a well known soprano of the 1950’s and her entourage ate there twice a year, her identity known only to the owners, always served in a private room, the limo and driver hidden away in the woods. 

Chimney Corner Cabin (sometimes simply called Chimney Corners) was renowned for its fine Italian food, billed as “the finest in the Hudson Valley”, as well as the generosity of Nick and Kate Sasso. (Click the link to see a flyer advertising a GALA OUTDOOR WELCOME HOME PARTY for the troops: Eventually it would be re-named the Watch Hill Inn and went out of business in 1987. 

2018 UPDATE - CHIMNEY CORNERS, which has formerly been among other things, Tenampa Mexican, IS NOW YUKA'S LATIN FUSION 

1 comment:

  1. So many of us have moved on to Florida but it's like being back home everytime you run one of these old Croton episodes. Thank you. This was a beautiful place. The Landers