Old House (Cutchogue)

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The Old House
Old House (Cutchogue) is located in New York
Old House (Cutchogue)
Location Cutchogue, New York
Coordinates 41°0′29.4″N 72°29′10.04″W / 41.008167°N 72.4861222°W / 41.008167; -72.4861222Coordinates: 41°0′29.4″N 72°29′10.04″W / 41.008167°N 72.4861222°W / 41.008167; -72.4861222
Built 1649
Architect John Budd
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000573
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL November 5, 1961[2]

The Old House is a historic home on State Route 25 in Cutchogue in Suffolk County, New York. It is "notable as one of the most distinguished surviving examples of English domestic architecture in America."[2]

The home was built in 1649 in Southold, New York, and was moved in 1661. The House was originally built by John Budd on land East of town near a pond that became known as Budd Pond. His Daughter Anna & her husband Benjamin Horton were deeded the house in 1658 as a wedding present. They moved it to its present location at the village of Cutchogue. Parker Wickham (February 28, 1727–May 22, 1785), famous for being a Loyalist politician during the American Revolution and who was banished from the State of New York under dubious circumstances, owned and lived in the house.[3] It was damaged by the Hurricane of 1938[citation needed], restored in 1940, and restored again in 1968.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2][3]

The house is located on the Cutchogue Village Green, along with the 1840 Old Schoolhouse, the 1704 Wickham Farmhouse, a barn, the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, a 19th-century carriage house, and the Old Burying Ground dating from 1717. The buildings are owned and maintained by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, which gives guided tours in the summer.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Old House (Cutchogue)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-18. 
  3. ^ a b c Richard Greenwood (July 14, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Old House PDF (345 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior, from 1975. PDF (1.53 MB)

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