Fredenburg House

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Fredenburg House
Fredenburg House is located in New York
Fredenburg House
Location Old Post Rd., Rhinebeck, New York
Coordinates 41°54′4″N 73°54′45″W / 41.90111°N 73.91250°W / 41.90111; -73.91250Coordinates: 41°54′4″N 73°54′45″W / 41.90111°N 73.91250°W / 41.90111; -73.91250
Area 5.5 acres (2.2 ha)
Built c. 1716
Governing body Private
MPS Rhinebeck Town MRA
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Added to NRHP July 9, 1987

Fredenburg House is a historic home located at Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, located about one and one-half miles south of the village and wets of Route 9.


The area was originally owned by Nicholas Emigh; it was called "Bocke Bush" or Beech Woods. Emigh eventually settled in the town of Beekman, where larger farms were available.[2] The house later came into the possession of the Fredenburg family, before being purchased by the Livingstons.


It was built about 1716 and is a 1 12-story, rectangular, gable-roofed farmhouse built into a slight hillside. It is an example of 18th-century regional vernacular German architecture. The garret level contained a domed section of the chimney that served as a meat smoking chamber.[2] It was acquired as a dependency for Grasmere, as did the Benner House and Steenburg Tavern, by the mid-19th century.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]