Archibald Rogers Estate
Archibald Rogers Estate
|Location||Jct. of Mansion and Garden Sts., Hyde Park, New York|
|Area||68 acres (28 ha)|
|Architectural style||Renaissance, Chateauesque|
|NRHP Reference #||93000864|
|Added to NRHP||September 2, 1993|
Archibald Rogers Estate, also known as "Crumwold," is a historic mansion located at Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York. It was designed by noted New York architect Richard Morris Hunt and built between 1886 and 1889. It is a three story dwelling constructed of coursed Maine granite with sandstone trim in the Chateauesque style. It is topped by a hipped roof and has eight stone chimneys and a center parapet. It features three towers, two with conical roofs and the third with a pyramidal roof. Also on the property are a carriage house and cottage.
In his book "Colonel Archibald Rogers And the Crumwold Estate" author Carney Rhinevault, Hyde Park Town Historian, provides the following details. Crumwold Hall was occupied by the 306 Military Police from 1942 to 1945, as they protected President Roosevelt who live next door. When the President died in 1945, the MP's were transferred to the coach house at the Vanderbilt mansion to guard the President's grave. In 1947 Daniel Trosky purchased the mansion and sold part of the estate to provide the money needed to begin building homes on quarter-acre lots. In 1948 Trotsky attempted to create the FDR school at Crumwold Hall, but that effort lasted only a couple of years. In 1951 the building was purchased by the Catholic Church and Eymard Seminary High School was formed. In the 1970s the Catholic Church decided to sell Eymard Seminary (Crumwold Hall). The property was purchased by J. Homer Butler.
The Crumwold Estate exists today, but instead of supporting only one family in Victoriam grandeur, over 500 families, mostly in their own single-family homes, now live on Crumwold lands. Crumwold Hall is today owned by an ecumenical religious group called the Millennial Kingdom Family Church, which purchased the building and 69 acres from J. Homer Butler in 1983.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- John A. Bonafide (January 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Archibald Rogers Estate". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-24. See also: "Accompanying four photos".
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