I then drove north to the town of Haverstraw and found the house reportedly used by Hopper for his iconic 1925 painting "House by the Railroad." The house has either gone through a number of modifications or Hopper changed it to suit his vision for the painting. The railroad tracks are still there across the street and still in use. Word has it that Alfred Hitchcock personally credited the inspiration for the ominous, towering look of the Bates house in "Psycho" to Hopper's painting "House By The Railroad."
|"Seven A.M." by Edward Hopper|
|building at the corner of North Broadway and School Street - Nyack, NY|
|"House by the Railroad." by Edward Hopper|
|house in Haverstraw, NY|
|Bates house in "Psycho"|