Big House (Palisades, New York)

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Big House
Big House (Palisades, New York) is located in New York
Big House (Palisades, New York)
Location US 9W near jct. with Closter Rd., Palisades, New York
Coordinates 41°0′45″N 73°54′47″W / 41.01250°N 73.91306°W / 41.01250; -73.91306Coordinates: 41°0′45″N 73°54′47″W / 41.01250°N 73.91306°W / 41.01250; -73.91306
Area 3.1 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1735
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Vernacular Dutch Colonial
Governing body Private
MPS Palisades MPS
NRHP Reference # 90001008[1]
Added to NRHP July 12, 1990

Big House is a historic home located at Palisades in Rockland County, New York. The Big House is the oldest dwelling in Palisades and the only building remaining from the hamlet's formative years.[2] It was built about 1735 and is a large stone dwelling in a vernacular ethnic "Dutch" style. It consists of a rectangular central block flanked on either side by wings.[3] In the nomination for the National Register of Historic Places it is further described as embodying

the distinctive characteristics of the eighteenth-century regional Dutch vernacular building tradition, specifically its one-and-one-half story, gable-roofed form, linear plan, multiple entrances, and masonry construction.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Larson, Neil; Kathleen LaFrank (1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form". Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ Michael P. Rebic (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Big House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-05-28.  See also: "Accompanying two photos". 

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