Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New York, New York

Morris–Jumel Mansion
It is located at 65 Jumel Terrace in Roger Morris Park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan and is the oldest house in the borough. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer, and served as a headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution.

Van Cortlandt House
The Van Cortlandt House Museum, also known as Frederick Van Cortlandt House or Van Cortlandt House, is the oldest building in The Bronx. The house was built in the Georgian style by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699–1749) in 1748 for his family.

Hamilton Grange House
Hamilton Grange National Memorial is a National Park Service site in St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Merchant House
The Merchant's House Museum, known formerly as the Old Merchant's House and as the Seabury Tredwell House, is the only nineteenth-century family home in New York City preserved intact. Joseph Brewster, the builder, sold the house to Seabury Tredwell, a wealthy New York merchant, for $18,000. and Tredwell's daughter, Gertrude, was born in the house in 1840. 

Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It is located on Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse in The Bronx, a short distance from its original location, and is now in the northern part of Poe Park.

Bartow-Pell Mansion 
Originally the Robert and Marie Lorillard Bartow House, the residence and estate date back to 1654. The current house was built between 1836 and 1842. Ownership of the house passed between the Bartow and Pell families until it was finally sold to the City of New York in 1888 by descendants of the Bartow family.

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