John Ellis Roosevelt Estate

Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 73°4′19″W / 40.73944°N 73.07194°W / 40.73944; -73.07194
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John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
West face, October 2020
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate is located in New York
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate is located in the United States
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
LocationMiddle Road, Sayville, New York
Coordinates40°44′22″N 73°4′19″W / 40.73944°N 73.07194°W / 40.73944; -73.07194
Area86 acres (35 ha)
ArchitectGreen, I.H.
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.87001896[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 5, 1987

John Ellis Roosevelt Estate, also known as Meadow Croft, is a historic estate located at Sayville in Suffolk County, New York.


South face of the estate, October 2020

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 from 1891 to 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 to 1892 section is a clapboarded, two-story structure with an elaborate façade 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]

Present day[edit]

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

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]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Robert D. Kuhn (September 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: John Ellis Roosevelt Estate". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying 12 photos".
  3. ^ Sans Soucci Lakes County Park (Suffolk County Department of Parks)

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