Edgewater (Barrytown, New York)

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Catskills beyond Hudson.jpg
A 2007 view of the Catskills across the Hudson, one of the district's defining features
Location Staatsburg, Rhinecliff, Tivoli, Annandale, Barrytown
Part of Hudson River Historic District
NRHP Reference # 90002219
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 14, 1990[1]
Designated CP December 14, 1990[2]

Edgewater is a historic mansion near Barrytown in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The mansion was built in 1825 and is owned by financier Richard Jenrette, who bought the property from author Gore Vidal in 1969.[3]

Edgewater is a contributing property in the Hudson River Historic District.[4] Its two gatehouses were designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis.[5]

Further reading[edit]

  • More Adventures with Old Houses, Richard H. Jenrette, New York, NY: Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, 2010. ISBN 9780982573709.
  • Great Houses of the Hudson River, Michael Middleton Dwyer, editor, with preface by Mark Rockefeller, Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, published in association with Historic Hudson Valley, 2001. ISBN 082122767X.
  • Adventures with Old Houses, Richard H. Jenrette, Charleston, SC: Wyrick & Co., 2000. ISBN 0941711463.
  • Carolinian on the Hudson: the Life of Robert Donaldson, Jean Bradley Anderson, Raleigh, NC: Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, 1996.
  • Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, New York, NY: Random House, 1995. ISBN 0679440380.
  • William Nathaniel Banks, "Living with antiques: Edgewater on the Hudson River," The Magazine Antiques, vol. 121, no. 6 (June 1982), pp. 1400–1410.
  • Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley, Harold Donaldson Eberlin and Cortland Van Dyke Hubbard, New York, NY: Architectural Book Publishing Co., Inc., 1942.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Hudson River Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-14. 
  3. ^ Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
  4. ^ Neil Larson (September 19, 1990), National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hudson River Historic District (pdf), National Park Service 
  5. ^ Historic American Buildings Survey, Report No. NY-5621, Data Pages, 1981.

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Coordinates: 41°59′50″N 73°55′54″W / 41.9973°N 73.9316°W / 41.9973; -73.9316