Hurley Historic District

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Hurley Historic District
Stone houses along Main Street
Hurley Historic District is located in New York
Hurley Historic District
Location Hurley, NY
Coordinates 41°55′32″N 74°03′49″W / 41.92556°N 74.06361°W / 41.92556; -74.06361Coordinates: 41°55′32″N 74°03′49″W / 41.92556°N 74.06361°W / 41.92556; -74.06361
Area 250 acres (1 km²)
Built early 1700s
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal and/or Dutch Colonial
Governing body Private residences and museums
NRHP Reference # 66000577[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHLD November 5, 1961[2]

The Hurley Historic District is a National Historic Landmark that includes 10 stone houses in the hamlet of Hurley, just outside Kingston, the seat of Ulster County, New York, USA. It stretches for 250 acres (1 km²) on both sides of US 209, which bisects the community, along Wynkoop Road, Main Street and Hurley Mountain Road at the boundary of the Catskill Park.

Hurley is historically important both for the houses and its role in the Revolution. Along all three streets are well-preserved examples of Dutch Colonial architecture that, while not quite as old as those found on Huguenot Street in New Paltz to the south, date from the early 18th century. Originally settled by the Dutch, it came under English control soon thereafter although its inhabitants continued to speak Dutch and preserve other aspects of that culture for at least another century.[3]

The newly formed New York state government moved here for two months in late 1777 while Kingston was being rebuilt. The British Army had burned it in retaliation for the creation of the state there (Albany, New York's traditional capital, was under threat of attack by a large army led by Burgoyne). It is thus the second of the state's three capital cities.

The area was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1961.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Hurley Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ James Dillion (September 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hurley Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 

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