Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir

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Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir
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The Keeper's House at the Williamsbridge Reservoir in Summer, 2010
Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir is located in New York City
Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir
Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir is located in New York
Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir
Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir is located in the US
Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir
Location 3400 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, New York
Coordinates 40°52′43″N 73°52′34″W / 40.87861°N 73.87611°W / 40.87861; -73.87611Coordinates: 40°52′43″N 73°52′34″W / 40.87861°N 73.87611°W / 40.87861; -73.87611
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
Architect Birdsall, George W.
NRHP Reference #

99001131

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Added to NRHP September 24, 1999

Keeper's House at Williamsbridge Reservoir is a historic home located in the Borough of the Bronx in New York City. It was built in 1889 as part of the Williamsbridge Reservoir complex. It is a 2 12-story, L-shaped stone house. The stones used to build the house were pieces of granite taken from the excavation of the reservoir it was to serve. It is 5,000 square feet (460 m2) in size and has a slate-covered gable roof with a clay tile roof ridge and copper gutters.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1] At that time, it was acquired by the Mosholu Preservation Corporation, a non-profit enterprise founded by the Montefiore Medical Center in 1981, intended as a powerful antidote to widespread housing deterioration and abandonment in its surrounding neighborhhood in the Norwood section of the Bronx. The corporation did a major renovation of the building and restored it to the point where it could provide modern conveniences. The house now serves as the corporation's headquarters.[3]

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