Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House

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Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House
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Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House is located in New York
Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House
Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House is located in the US
Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House
Location Oregon Rd., Cortlandt Manor, New York
Coordinates 41°18′44″N 73°54′22″W / 41.31222°N 73.90611°W / 41.31222; -73.90611Coordinates: 41°18′44″N 73°54′22″W / 41.31222°N 73.90611°W / 41.31222; -73.90611
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1773
NRHP Reference #

81000417

[1]
Added to NRHP April 2, 1981

Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House is a historic home located in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York. The original house was built about 1773 and subsequently enlarged and altered a number of times.

History[edit]

The original structure is a 2 12-story, five-bay brick house, altered by the Van Cortlandt family in the 1830s. It has a gable roof covered in slate. A large 2 12-story frame wing covered in stucco was built in the 1920s. It was built or remodeled in 1773 by Pierre Van Cortlandt. After 1783, the house was occupied by his son Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. (1762–1848) until his death. In 1889, the house was converted for use as a convalescent home and was later used as a nursing home.[2]

Revolutionary War[edit]

During the American Revolutionary War, the house served as headquarters for General George Washington from November 10 to 12, 1776; November 28 to 30, 1779; and June 25 to July 2, 1781.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Austin N. O'Brien (January 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-01.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos".