The Allen-Beville house is one of the few surviving 19th century farmhouses in Queens.
|Location||29 Center Dr., Douglaston, Queens, New York City, New York|
|NRHP reference #||83001760|
|Added to NRHP||September 9, 1983|
|Designated NYCL||January 11, 1977|
The Allen-Beville House was constructed between 1848-1850. The house is in the Douglaston section of the borough of Queens in New York City. It is one of the few surviving 19th century structures in Queens built as a farmhouse that survives.
The site was inherited by Daniel K. Allen from his uncle, Richard Allen. Originally a farm of 16 acres (65,000 m2), he had purchased the land from Elijah Allen, Philip Allen and Cornelius Van Wyck prior to 1820. In 1847, Benjamin Allen acquired the site and built the house.
In the late 19th century, William P. Douglas, for whom Douglaston was named, purchased the home for use as a guest home for his estate, which was the original Douglaston Club building. When the clubhouse burned in 1917, the architects used this house as a model to create the current club.
- List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Queens
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Queens County, New York
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- Queens Chronicle
- Larry Gobrecht (February 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Allen-Beville House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-12. See also: "Accompanying four photos".
- History of the House
- Hello NYC
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