King Manor

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King Manor
King Manor is located in New York City
King Manor
Location Jamaica, Queens, New York, NY
Coordinates 40°42′11″N 73°48′14″W / 40.70306°N 73.80389°W / 40.70306; -73.80389Coordinates: 40°42′11″N 73°48′14″W / 40.70306°N 73.80389°W / 40.70306; -73.80389
Built 1806
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74001295
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 2, 1974[1]
Designated NHL December 2, 1974[2]

King Manor, also known as the Rufus King House, is in Jamaica, Queens. It was the home of Rufus King, a signer of the United States Constitution, a Senator from New York, and Ambassador to Great Britain immediately after the American Revolution.[3] It is located at 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue. Descendants of King's family lived in the house until 1896 when Rufus' granddaughter Cornelia King died and sold the house to the Village of Jamaica. When Jamaica, along with the western half of Queens County was annexed by New York City in 1898, the house and the property were turned over to the New York City Parks Department which re-designated the land as "Rufus King Park."

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "King Manor". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ Rufus Biography
  4. ^ ["King Manor", June 28, 1973, by Robert C. Post. PDF (495 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1973-06-28. 
  5. ^ [King Manor--Accompanying photos, exterior, from 1973. PDF (1.45 MB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1973-06-28. 

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