Silas Gardner House

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Silas Gardner House
Silas Gardner House.JPG
The house as commonly seen, from Route 300
Silas Gardner House is located in New York
Silas Gardner House
Location 1141 Union Ave, Gardnertown, New York
Coordinates 41°32′6″N 74°4′16″W / 41.53500°N 74.07111°W / 41.53500; -74.07111Coordinates: 41°32′6″N 74°4′16″W / 41.53500°N 74.07111°W / 41.53500; -74.07111
Built 1750s
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80002734
Added to NRHP March 28, 1980[1]

The Silas Gardner House is a colonial stone house at the junction of routes 52 and 300 in the Gardnertown section of the Town of Newburgh in Orange County, New York. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.

Gardner was the first to build a home in the area that would take its name from him. This name was kept despite his history during the Revolutionary War. He had at first supported his fellow colonists' demands for redress from Britain, but felt actually declaring independence was a reckless move that would backfire on the colonists and stayed out of the war. Later developments led him to aid the wife of a British officer from the area in escaping to Canada.

The house stood vacant for years after his descendants left it in the late 19th century. It might have had to be demolished until a family that had moved to the area from Minnesota bought it and renovated it in the 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.