Van Cortlandt Manor

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Not to be confused with Van Cortlandt House Museum in The Bronx, New York City.
Van Cortlandt Manor
Van Cortlandt Manor is located in New York
Van Cortlandt Manor
Location Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Coordinates 41°11′46″N 73°52′37″W / 41.19611°N 73.87694°W / 41.19611; -73.87694Coordinates: 41°11′46″N 73°52′37″W / 41.19611°N 73.87694°W / 41.19611; -73.87694
Built 1665
Architectural style Dutch-English Colonial
NRHP Reference # 66000579
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL November 5, 1961[2]

Van Cortlandt Manor is a house and property located by the confluence of the Croton and Hudson Rivers located in the village of Croton-On-Hudson in Westchester County, New York. The stone and brick manor house is now a National Historic Landmark. It is on South Riverside Avenue.

Originally, it was an 86,000-acre (35,000 ha) tract granted as a Patent to Stephanus Van Cortlandt in 1697 by King William III. The manor house was built sometime before 1732 but was not any owner's principal residence until a grandson, Pierre Van Cortlandt, moved there in 1749. At that time the manor house was on a 1,000-acre (405 ha) portion of the original tract. The house remained in Van Cortlandt family ownership until 1945. In 1953, John D. Rockefeller purchased it and began a restoration. The restored manor house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2][3][4]

The house is not included in the area of Cortlandt Manor, New York. It is one of the mansions included in Historic Hudson Valley.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Van Cortlandt Manor". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-21. 
  3. ^ ["Van Cortlandt Manor", January, 1975, by James Dillon PDF (299 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1975-01. 
  4. ^ [Van Cortlandt Manor--Accompanying photos, exterior, from 1967 and 1974. PDF (5.40 MB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1975-01. 

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