Big House (Palisades, New York)

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Big House
Big House (Palisades, New York) is located in New York
Big House (Palisades, New York)
Big House (Palisades, New York) is located in the US
Big House (Palisades, New York)
Location US 9W near jct. with Closter Rd., Palisades, New York
Coordinates 41°0′45″N 73°54′47″W / 41.01250°N 73.91306°W / 41.01250; -73.91306Coordinates: 41°0′45″N 73°54′47″W / 41.01250°N 73.91306°W / 41.01250; -73.91306
Area 3.1 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1735
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Vernacular Dutch Colonial
MPS Palisades MPS
NRHP Reference # 90001008[1]
Added to NRHP July 12, 1990

Big House is a historic home located at Palisades in Rockland County, New York. The Big House is the oldest dwelling in Palisades and the only building remaining from the hamlet's formative years.[2] It was built about 1735 and is a large stone dwelling in a vernacular ethnic "Dutch" style. It consists of a rectangular central block flanked on either side by wings.[3] In the nomination for the National Register of Historic Places it is further described as embodying

the distinctive characteristics of the eighteenth-century regional Dutch vernacular building tradition, specifically its one-and-one-half story, gable-roofed form, linear plan, multiple entrances, and masonry construction.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Larson, Neil; Kathleen LaFrank (1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ Michael P. Rebic (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Big House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-05-28.  See also: "Accompanying two photos". 

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