Depot Square Hotel

Known Name(s)

Depot Square Hotel


2 Water St. Ossining, NY

Establishment Type(s)

Hotel, Room and Board, Restaurant

Physical Status



The hotel was built at the corner of Water St. and Secor Rd. It is two-stories with the ground floor being parged concrete with Ionic columns lining the exterior walls. The second floor has a faux stone work finish. On the roof of the building are battlements which along with the siding and columns create a pseudo-castle appearance.

Detailed History

The hotel was started by William Globerman (b. 1893) in 1921 and run by William, his wife Bessie, and their three children until 1956. Situated across the street from the Ossining rail station, this hotel was well placed to attract hungry passengers or those looking for a room. Its core customers were those who had business with Sing Sing prison. Whether they were family members, legal teams, law enforcement, or reporters it was an extended stay option for many. It would go on to house figures connected to a number of significant cases including the Rosenberg Trials and Murder, Inc.

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