The Grove (Rhinebeck, New York)

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The Grove
The Grove (Rhinebeck, New York) is located in New York
The Grove (Rhinebeck, New York)
Location Jct. of Miller Rd. and NY 308, Rhinebeck, New York
Coordinates 41°56′24″N 73°52′40″W / 41.94000°N 73.87778°W / 41.94000; -73.87778Coordinates: 41°56′24″N 73°52′40″W / 41.94000°N 73.87778°W / 41.94000; -73.87778
Area 20.9 acres (8.5 ha)
Built 1795
Architect McKim, Mead & White
Governing body Private
MPS Rhinebeck Town MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 9, 1987

The original section of the Grove (ca. 1795), the country seat of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and, subsequently, Mary Morton Miller, embodies the prototypical two-story, five-bay, center-hall form associated with the Federal period. Schuyler was married to Sarah Rutsen, and the land had been in the Rutsen family. The Landsman Kill, running through the property, had been the site of the Rutsen family's grist and saw mills, important settlement period industrial concerns in Rhinebeck during the early- to mid-eighteenth century. Schuyler acquired the mills, which he continued to operate, and a large parcel of land upon which he erected his elegant Federal style mansion. (The subsequent evolution of the Grove, in form, scale and decorative detailing, and its nineteenth-century historical associations place its primary significance in a later period as a 19th-century country seat. A carriage house on the property was built in the 1890s and is attributed to the noted architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Nancy Todd, Neil Larson (March 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: The Grove". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-08.