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
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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 (National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination)" (pdf). National Park Service. 1975-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Van Cortlandt Manor--Accompanying photos, exterior, from 1967 and 1974. (National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination)" (pdf). National Park Service. 1975-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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