Sagtikos Manor

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Sagtikos Manor
Sagtikos Manor from Driveway.JPG
Sagtikos Manor as seen from within the driveway on NY 27A.
Sagtikos Manor is located in New York
Sagtikos Manor
Sagtikos Manor is located in the US
Sagtikos Manor
Location Montauk Hwy. (NY 27A), West Bay Shore, New York
Coordinates 40°42′10″N 73°16′36″W / 40.70278°N 73.27667°W / 40.70278; -73.27667Coordinates: 40°42′10″N 73°16′36″W / 40.70278°N 73.27667°W / 40.70278; -73.27667
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built c. 1697
Architect Green, Isaac
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 76001284[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1976

Sagtikos Manor is a historic home located at West Bay Shore in Suffolk County, New York. It is a long, eclectic structure which has been extensively enlarged by additions and alterations during its long active life as a residence. The original section was built about 1697 and is a 1 12-story, timber-framed structure with a gable roof. Additions occurred through the early 20th century. Also on the property is a carriage house and caretaker's cottage, buttery, potting shed, formal gardens, and Thompson-Gardiner family cemetery.[2]

The property was first patented to Stephanus Van Cortlandt (1643–1700), who built the original house. During the 18th through 20th centuries, it was owned by the prominent Thompson and Gardiner families. The manor functioned for a time during the American Revolution as local headquarters for British forces under General Sir Henry Clinton.[3] In 1790, George Washington recorded in his diary an overnight stop at "Squire Thompson's" during his tour of Long Island.[2] It is operated by The Sagtikos Manor Historical Society and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


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