Allen-Beville House

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Allen-Beville House
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The Allen-Beville house is one of the few surviving 19th century farmhouses in Queens.
Allen-Beville House is located in New York City
Allen-Beville House
Allen-Beville House is located in New York
Allen-Beville House
Allen-Beville House is located in the US
Allen-Beville House
Location 29 Center Dr., Douglaston, Queens, New York City, New York
Coordinates 40°46′22″N 73°45′3″W / 40.77278°N 73.75083°W / 40.77278; -73.75083Coordinates: 40°46′22″N 73°45′3″W / 40.77278°N 73.75083°W / 40.77278; -73.75083
Built 1848-1850
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 83001760[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 9, 1983[1]
Designated NYCL January 11, 1977

The Allen-Beville House was constructed between 1848-1850.[2] 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.[3][4]

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.

In 1905-06 the Douglas Manor Company bought the Douglas Estate and subdivided the land as a real estate development.[5]

The Allen-Beville House was given landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1977 and in 1983[6] was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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