Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp

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Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp
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Rider-Hopkins Farm, October 2009
Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp is located in New York
Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp
Location 12820 Benton Rd., Sardinia, New York
Coordinates 42°31′52″N 78°30′43″W / 42.53111°N 78.51194°W / 42.53111; -78.51194Coordinates: 42°31′52″N 78°30′43″W / 42.53111°N 78.51194°W / 42.53111; -78.51194
Area 188.4 acres (76.2 ha)
Built 1840
Architect Olmsted, Harold L.
Architectural style Greek Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98001613[1]
Added to NRHP January 15, 1999

Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp is a historic farm and summer camp located at Sardinia in Erie County, New York. It consists of a 188.4-acre (0.762 km2) property containing a Greek Revival style brick farmhouse dating to the 1840s known as the James and Abigail Hopkins House. The property retains its original boundaries as purchased from the Holland Land Company in 1828. The property is also the site of the Olmsted Camp; a turn of the 20th century family summer camp in the Adirondack "Great Camp" tradition. The camp buildings are in the Arts and Crafts style and grounds are laid out in a naturalistic manner. The camp was designed by Harold LeRoy Olmsted (1886–1972); a locally prominent architect, landscape architect, and artist, who was also a distant relative of Frederick Law Olmsted.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

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