Jacob Bookstaver House

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Jacob Bookstaver House
Jacob Bookstaver House.jpg
The house in 2007
Location Town of Montgomery, NY
Nearest city Newburgh
Coordinates 41°34′23″N 74°13′26″W / 41.57306°N 74.22389°W / 41.57306; -74.22389Coordinates: 41°34′23″N 74°13′26″W / 41.57306°N 74.22389°W / 41.57306; -74.22389
Built 1779
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private residence
NRHP Reference # 96000558
Added to NRHP 1996

The Jacob Bookstaver House is located off Albany Post Road in Orange County, New York's Town of Montgomery, not far from The Smith House. It has been a Registered Historic Place since 1996.

Bookstaver, a Palatine German, was among the earliest settlers of the town. After spending his first winter in a makeshift cave with several other settlers and their families, he bought an 800-acre (320 ha) tract including the current location of the house with three partners in 1735.[1] The original portion of the current house was built in 1779, with the Greek Revival wing added by his descendants in 1850.[1]

The house was added to the Register in 1996.


  1. ^ a b Eurich, Robert C. and Williams, Robert L., Old Houses of Hanover: Historic Sites of the Town of Montgomery, Orange County, New York, Springhill Press, Middletown NY, 1994, 54.