Marmaduke Forster House

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Marmaduke Forster House
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Marmaduke Forster House is located in New York
Marmaduke Forster House
Location 413-415 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, New York
Coordinates 41°08′04″N 73°47′23″W / 41.13444°N 73.78972°W / 41.13444; -73.78972Coordinates: 41°08′04″N 73°47′23″W / 41.13444°N 73.78972°W / 41.13444; -73.78972
Area 0.33 acres (0.13 ha)
Built c. 1785, c. 1840, 1895
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 11000139[1]
Added to NRHP February 22, 2011

Marmaduke Forster House, also known as the Forster-Hobby-Washburn House, is a historic home located at Pleasantville, Westchester County, New York. The original section of the house was built about 1785 by Marmaduke Forster, a colonial carpenter from New York City, as a 1 1/2-story, timber frame dwelling. It was remodeled and enlarged in the 19th century, first about 1840 in the Gothic Revival style and again in 1895 by architect George P. Washburn.[2] This later modification added Queen Anne style elements - an octagonal turret on the front facade and a chateau wing with 20 colored glass panes. The house features a rambling 80-feet verandah with elaborate woodwork. The house was renovated in 2007, and a two-story addition built.[3] Currently it houses small business offices.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/14/11 through 3/18/11. National Park Service. 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Marmaduke Forster House". 
  3. ^ Charles H. Henkels (December 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Marmaduke Forster House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2012-08-05.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 

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