William Floyd House

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William Floyd House
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William Floyd House is located in New York
William Floyd House
William Floyd House is located in the US
William Floyd House
Location 20 Washington Ave., Mastic Beach, New York
Coordinates 40°46′9″N 72°49′21″W / 40.76917°N 72.82250°W / 40.76917; -72.82250Coordinates: 40°46′9″N 72°49′21″W / 40.76917°N 72.82250°W / 40.76917; -72.82250
Area 611 acres (247 ha)
Built 1774
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 71000066[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1980

William Floyd House, also known as Nicholl Floyd House and Old Mastic House, was a home of William Floyd, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, in Mastic Beach, New York. It was his home from 1734 until 1803. This home is distinct from Gen. William Floyd House, his later home in Westernville, New York, that is also on the National Register and which was designated a National Historic Landmark.

The two William Floyd houses are believed to be the only surviving homes in New York of signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Mastic home is "reputed to be the best preserved and oldest manor house" in its part of Long Island.[2][3]

It is located about 0.29 miles (0.47 km) south of Washington Avenue and Wavecrest Drive in Mastic Beach. The home was built by Nicholl Floyd, who was William Floyd's father, and was given to William's son, also named Nicholl Floyd. The house was visited by Marquis de Lafayette and others.[2]

The house is owned by the National Park Service as part of Fire Island National Seashore, although it's not on Fire Island itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b John C. Poppeliers (December 1964). "General William Floyd House, HABS No. NY-5437". Historic American Buildings Survey. Historic American Buildings Survey. 
  3. ^ Anne Booth (July 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: William Floyd House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 

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