John Bowne House

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John Bowne House
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John Bowne House
John Bowne House is located in New York City
John Bowne House
Location 37-01 Bowne St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°45′46″N 73°49′32″W / 40.76278°N 73.82556°W / 40.76278; -73.82556Coordinates: 40°45′46″N 73°49′32″W / 40.76278°N 73.82556°W / 40.76278; -73.82556
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built ca. 1661
Architectural style Colonial, English Colonial
NRHP Reference # 77000974[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 13, 1977
Designated NYCL February 15, 1966

The John Bowne House is an historic home located in Flushing, Queens, New York.

Built around 1661, it was the location of a Quaker meeting in 1662 that resulted in the arrest of its owner, John Bowne. Since 1947, Bowne House has been a museum.

The house stands at No. 1 Bowne Street at 37th Avenue in Flushing, New York. The home is a wood-frame English Colonial saltbox, notable for its steeply pitched roof with three dormers. The house was altered several times over the centuries, and several generations of the Bowne family lived in the house until 1945, when the family deeded the property to the Bowne Historical Society. Bowne House reportedly served as a stop on the Underground Railroad prior to the American Civil War.[2][3][4][5]

Archaeological investigations have been conducted by Dr. James A. Moore of Queens College, City University of New York.[6]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Glenn, Thomas Allen (1898–1900). Some Colonial Mansions and Those Who Lived in Them. Philadelphia, Pa.: H. T. Coates. 
  3. ^ Haynes, Trebor (n.d. [1952?]). Bowne House: A Shrine to Religious Freedom. New York: Flushing Savings Bank. 
  4. ^ Jackson, Kenneth T. (ed.). The Encyclopedia of New York City. New York: The New-York Historical Society. p. 133. 
  5. ^ Elizabeth K. Ralph (March 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: John Bowne House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-12.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  6. ^ Moore, James A. (2004). Putting People in the House: Bowne House Archaeology, 1997–2000. New Perspectives on the Bowne House: Archaeology and Architecture. Queensborough Public Library, Flushing Branch. 

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