Old St. Peter's Church (Van Cortlandtville, New York)

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Old St. Peter's Church
Old St Peters Church.jpg
Shown during 2014 roof renovation.
Old St. Peter's Church (Van Cortlandtville, New York) is located in New York
Old St. Peter's Church (Van Cortlandtville, New York)
Old St. Peter's Church (Van Cortlandtville, New York) is located in the US
Old St. Peter's Church (Van Cortlandtville, New York)
Location Oregon Rd. and Locust Ave., Van Cortlandtville, New York
Coordinates 41°18′49.21″N 73°54′4.23″W / 41.3136694°N 73.9011750°W / 41.3136694; -73.9011750Coordinates: 41°18′49.21″N 73°54′4.23″W / 41.3136694°N 73.9011750°W / 41.3136694; -73.9011750
Area 6.5 acres (2.6 ha)
Built 1766
NRHP Reference # 73001292[1]
Added to NRHP March 7, 1973

Old St. Peter's Church and Old Cemetery, also known as St. Peter's Church of Cortlandt is a historic Episcopal church and cemetery at Oregon Road and Locust Avenue in Van Cortlandtville, Westchester County, New York. The church was built in 1766 and measures 28 feet by 36 feet. It is a wood frame building sheathed in clapboards and was restored in 1964. The nearby Elmsford Reformed Church was built in 1793 and is a close replica.[2][3]

The church served as a military hospital during 1781-1782. The cemetery includes graves of eight French soldiers, from Rochambeau's army, who died there.[4]

The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 with reference number 73001292.[1] In an "additional documentation approval" listing, for the same reference number, the National Register included more information about the property in an expanded listing, in 2004.[5] The documentation itself, dated 2003, describes one contributing site (the cemetery) and one contributing object, in addition to the already listed one contributing building of the property.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Note: This includes Lynn Beebe Weaver (June 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Old St. Peter's Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01.  and Accompanying photograph
  3. ^ a b "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Note: This includes Peter D. Shaver (August 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Old St. Peter's Church and Old Cemetery at Van Cortlandtville" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01.  and Accompanying three photographs
  4. ^ Goody, Clancy and Associates; Robert A. Selig (January 30, 2003). "The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route: Statement of National Significance" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Weekly Announcements". National Park Service. April 16, 2004. 

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