John Ellis Roosevelt Estate

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John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate is located in New York
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate is located in the US
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
Location Middle Road, Sayville, New York
Coordinates 40°44′22″N 73°4′19″W / 40.73944°N 73.07194°W / 40.73944; -73.07194Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 73°4′19″W / 40.73944°N 73.07194°W / 40.73944; -73.07194
Area 86 acres (35 ha)
Built 1850
Architect Green, I.H.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 87001896[1]
Added to NRHP November 5, 1987

John Ellis Roosevelt Estate, also known as Meadow Croft, is a historic estate located at Sayville in Suffolk County, New York. The main house, roughly L-shaped, is composed of two distinct parts: the original farmhouse, built about 1850, and now the rear of the house; and the larger, more formal Colonial Revival mansion built 1891-1892 and set perpendicular to it. The original section is a two-story, rectangular farmhouse, sheathed in clapboard and surmounted by a gable roof. The 1891–92 section is a clapboarded, two-story structure with an elaborate facade with generous porch and surmounted by a steeply pitched, truncated hipped roof. Also on the property are contributing carriage house, equipment barn, garage, caretaker's cottage, swimming pool, storage hut, and archaeological sites. The property was purchased by Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (1829–1906) in 1873; his son John Ellis Roosevelt (1853–1939) commissioned the estate.[2]

The estate is located on the grounds of Sans Soucci Lakes County Park,[3] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

The Bayport Heritage Association has restored the mansion and offers seasonal tours and exhibits of local history.


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