Stephen Tyng Mather Home

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Stephen Tyng Mather Home
Stephen Tyng Mather Home is located in Connecticut
Stephen Tyng Mather Home
Location 19 Stephen Mather Road, Darien, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°6′45″N 73°28′27″W / 41.11250°N 73.47417°W / 41.11250; -73.47417Coordinates: 41°6′45″N 73°28′27″W / 41.11250°N 73.47417°W / 41.11250; -73.47417
Area 28.5 acres (11.5 ha)
Built 1778
Architect Deacon Joseph Moses Mather
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000877[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL November 27, 1963[2]

Stephen Tyng Mather Home, also known as The Mather Homestead, was the home of Stephen Tyng Mather, the American industrialist and conservationist, who championed the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 and served as its first director. Mather (1867–1930) served as director from 1916 until ill health forced him to resign in 1929.

The main house was built in 1778 by his great grandfather, Deacon Mather. Stephen Mather often lived elsewhere, but regarded this house as his true home.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963.[2][3] As Stephen Tyng Mather House, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[1]

The landmark includes three adjacent land parcels owned by Mather, plus a family cemetery in which Mather is buried.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Stephen Tyng Mather Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b Blanche Higgins Schroer and S. Sydney Bradford (1963). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Stephen Tyng Mather House / The Mather Homestead" (pdf). National Park Service. . Accompanying 8 photos, exterior, from c.1880 to 1974. PDF (3.05 MB)

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