Oliver Bronson House

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Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Estate
Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Estate.jpg
Eastern exposure
Oliver Bronson House is located in New York
Oliver Bronson House
Location Hudson, New York
Coordinates 42°14′35.23″N 73°47′8.75″W / 42.2431194°N 73.7857639°W / 42.2431194; -73.7857639Coordinates: 42°14′35.23″N 73°47′8.75″W / 42.2431194°N 73.7857639°W / 42.2431194; -73.7857639
Architect Alexander Jackson Davis
Architectural style Hudson River Bracketed[1]
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 73001173 (original)
03001035 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 20, 1973 (original)
July 31, 2003 (increase)[2]
Designated NHL July 31, 2003[3]

Oliver Bronson House, also known as Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Stables, is a historic landmark in Hudson, New York.

It was originally built then substantially redesigned by architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1839 and 1849. It was an early example of the Hudson River Bracketed style that he originated. Dr Bronson was the heir to an affluent banking family and was probably introduced to Davis by his brother in law, Robert Donaldson.[1] The grounds are probably an early example of the work of landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing.[citation needed]

Bronson sold the house in 1853. Afterward it was absorbed into the grounds of an institutional school and eventually a prison.[4] It is now leased by Historic Hudson, Inc., and is potentially going to become a museum.[citation needed]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2003.[3][5]

The house was a setting of the 2012 film Bourne Legacy.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Hudson Valley Ruins", Rinaldi, Thomas E. and Yasinsac, Robert J., University Press of New England, 2006, pg 93
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Estate". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-17. 
  4. ^ 2003 Press Release
  5. ^ William E. Krattinger (August, 2001) National Historic Landmark Nomination: Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Estate.(Includes architectural drawings and period paintings and other figures)., National Park Service and Accompanying 25 photos, exterior and interior, from 2001.
  6. ^ "Bronson house is ‘Bourne’ again". Register. August 10, 2012. 

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