Turtle House

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Turtle House
Old Turtle House, Post Road, Greenport (Columbia County, New York).jpg
Old Turtle House, April 1934
Turtle House is located in New York
Turtle House
Turtle House is located in the US
Turtle House
Location 14 Fabiano Blvd., Greenport, New York
Coordinates 42°15′38″N 73°46′4″W / 42.26056°N 73.76778°W / 42.26056; -73.76778Coordinates: 42°15′38″N 73°46′4″W / 42.26056°N 73.76778°W / 42.26056; -73.76778
Area less than one acre
Built 1820
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 01000309[1]
Added to NRHP April 2, 2001

Turtle House, also known as Old Turtle House or Joab Center House, is a historic home located at Greenport in Columbia County, New York. It was built about 1820 and is an outstanding and unusual example of Federal period architecture. It has a distinctive lozenge-shaped main block with highly unusual double semi-circular porticos and symmetrical secondary wings.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Peter D. Shaver and Zane Studenroth (October 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Turtle House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-07-03.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 

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