Blackwell House

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Blackwell House
NYC Landmark
Welfare Island, Farmhouse, New York (New York County, New York).jpg
Blackwell House is located in New York City
Blackwell House
Blackwell House is located in New York
Blackwell House
Blackwell House is located in the United States
Blackwell House
LocationRoosevelt Island, New York, New York
Coordinates40°45′37″N 73°57′4″W / 40.76028°N 73.95111°W / 40.76028; -73.95111Coordinates: 40°45′37″N 73°57′4″W / 40.76028°N 73.95111°W / 40.76028; -73.95111
NRHP reference #72000862[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 25, 1972
Designated NYCLMarch 23, 1976

Blackwell House is a historic house on Roosevelt Island (formerly known as Manning's Island, later Blackwell's Island, then Welfare Island) in New York City.

After the English defeated the Dutch in 1666, Captain John Manning seized the island, which became known as Manning's Island, and twenty years later, Manning's son-in-law, Robert Blackwell, became the island's new owner and namesake.[2]

In 2010

In 1796, Blackwell's great-grandson Jacob Blackwell constructed the Blackwell House. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ "Timeline of Island History". Main Street Wire. Archived from the original on 2015-05-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)