Gansevoort Mansion

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Gansevoort Mansion
Gansevoort Mansion Nov 10.jpg
Gansevoort Mansion, November 2010
Gansevoort Mansion is located in New York
Gansevoort Mansion
Location Off NY 32, Gansevoort, New York
Coordinates 43°11′48″N 73°39′13″W / 43.19667°N 73.65361°W / 43.19667; -73.65361Coordinates: 43°11′48″N 73°39′13″W / 43.19667°N 73.65361°W / 43.19667; -73.65361
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1813
Architectural style Colonial, Dutch Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001272[1]
Added to NRHP June 23, 1976

Gansevoort Mansion is a historic home located at Gansevoort in Saratoga County, New York. It was built in 1813 and is two story, five bay rectangular building with a gable roof and central entrance. It features a front verandah with fluted Doric order columns. It was once used as a Masonic Lodge. It was built by Herman Gansevoort (1779–1862), son of General Peter Gansevoort (1749–1812)[2] and uncle of the American novelist Herman Melville.[3] It is now operated as an inn and cafe.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Doris Vanderlipp Manley (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Gansevoort Mansion". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-06.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  3. ^ Parker, Hershel, Herman Melville: A Biography, vol. I (1819-1851), p. 921