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 US
Blackwell House
Location Roosevelt Island, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°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
Built 1796
NRHP reference # 72000862[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 25, 1972
Designated NYCL March 23, 1976

Blackwell House is an 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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References[edit]

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