Gansevoort Mansion

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Gansevoort Mansion
Gansevoort Mansion Nov 10.jpg
Gansevoort Mansion, November 2010
Gansevoort Mansion is located in New York
Gansevoort Mansion
Gansevoort Mansion is located in the US
Gansevoort Mansion
Location Off NY 32, Gansevoort, New York
Coordinates 43°11′48″N 73°39′13″W / 43.19667°N 73.65361°W / 43.19667; -73.65361Coordinates: 43°11′48″N 73°39′13″W / 43.19667°N 73.65361°W / 43.19667; -73.65361
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1813
Architectural style Colonial, Dutch Colonial
NRHP Reference # 76001272[1]
Added to NRHP June 23, 1976

Gansevoort Mansion is a historic home located at Gansevoort in Saratoga County, New York. It was built in 1813 and is two-story, five-bay rectangular building with a gable roof and central entrance. It features a front verandah with fluted Doric order columns. It was once used as a Masonic Lodge. It was built by Herman Gansevoort (1779–1862), son of General Peter Gansevoort (1749–1812)[2] and uncle of the American novelist Herman Melville.[3] It is now operated as an inn and cafe.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Doris Vanderlipp Manley (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Gansevoort Mansion". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-06.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  3. ^ Parker, Hershel, Herman Melville: A Biography, vol. I (1819-1851), p. 921