Bronck House

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Pieter Bronck House
Nearest city Coxsackie, New York
Built 1663
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial, Other
NRHP Reference # 67000012
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 24, 1967[1]
Designated NHL December 24, 1967[2]

Bronck House, also known as Pieter Bronck House, is a Swedish homestead house in Coxsackie in Greene County, New York, that was constructed in 1663 and added to later.[3] It is the oldest structure in upstate New York,[4] and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967.[2][5]

A stone house was built first, by Pieter Bronck, born in Jönköping, Sweden, a relative of Jonas Bronck, for whom the Bronx was named, who bought the property from native Americans. That was expanded soon after, and, in 1738 a larger brick house that was connected by a doorway was built by his grandson. The house is reputed to be the location where the Coxsackie Declaration of Independence was signed, more than a year before the Continental Congress signing in 1776.[6]

The house remained in the family until 1938. It now is owned and operated as a museum by the Greene County Historical Society.[4] The Bronck Farm 13-Sided Barn is related to, but listed separately from the Bronck House. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

It is located on Pieter Bronck Road, off US 9W, in Coxsackie, west of the Hudson River, south of Albany.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Bronck House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Pieter Bronck House". National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b "Bronck Museum and Barns". Greene County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. 
  5. ^ Dillion, James (September 9, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Bronck House" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "Bronck House". 

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Coordinates: 42°20′31″N 73°50′55″W / 42.342052°N 73.848724°W / 42.342052; -73.848724