William Decker House

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William Decker House
William Decker House.jpg
House in 2007, with restaurant additions visible
Location Town of Shawangunk, NY
Nearest city Middletown
Coordinates 41°38′51″N 74°15′49″W / 41.64750°N 74.26361°W / 41.64750; -74.26361Coordinates: 41°38′51″N 74°15′49″W / 41.64750°N 74.26361°W / 41.64750; -74.26361
Built 1730, 1776
Architect Garrett Decker
NRHP Reference # 83001815
Added to NRHP 1983

The William Decker House is located on New Prospect Road in the Town of Shawangunk, New York, United States, at the center of the onetime hamlet of Dwaarkill, on the banks of the creek of the same name. It was built by early settler Garrett Decker in 1730 and later expanded on significantly by William in 1776.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and recently was joined to a more recently constructed building to serve as the Colonial Inn 1776 restaurant. On March 24, 2008, a fire destroyed the restaurant. The house itself suffered only minimal damage.[1]


  1. ^ Bosch, Adam (2008-03-25). "Restaurant destroyed in fire". Times-Herald Record. Retrieved 2008-03-25. Firefighters were able to save a historic stone house attached to the restaurant. The William Decker House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1730, suffered only minor interior smoke damage, Budney said. 

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