Belvidere (Belmont, New York)

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Belvidere
Belvidere, South of intersection Camp Road & Gibson Hill Road, Belvidere vicinity (Allegany County, New York).jpg
HABS Photo of Belvidere, May 1967
Belvidere (Belmont, New York) is located in New York
Belvidere (Belmont, New York)
Nearest city Belmont, New York
Coordinates 42°15′54″N 78°1′50″W / 42.26500°N 78.03056°W / 42.26500; -78.03056Coordinates: 42°15′54″N 78°1′50″W / 42.26500°N 78.03056°W / 42.26500; -78.03056
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1804
Architect Latrobe, Benjamin
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000822[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

Belvidere, also known as Villa Belvidere is a historic home located in Angelica, near Belmont, Allegany County, New York. It is an outstanding example of Federal architecture, built in 1804 from plans attributed to Benjamin Henry Latrobe. It was built by early settler John Barker Church, former English Member of Parliament and brother-in-law of Alexander Hamilton through his wife Angelica Schuyler Church. It is a large stone-and-brick mansion with a 2 12-story central block over a partial basement, a 2-story over basement east wing, and 1 12-story service wing. The house contains 30 rooms and 13 fireplaces. Also on the five acre site are a nine-sided barn and hexagonal tea house, which was built in 1806.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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