Woodchuck Lodge

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Woodchuck Lodge
John Burrough Boyhood rock.jpg
Boyhood rock and grave of John Burroughs
Woodchuck Lodge is located in New York
Woodchuck Lodge
Location Burroughs Road, Roxbury, NY
Coordinates 42°17′47.18″N 74°35′2.52″W / 42.2964389°N 74.5840333°W / 42.2964389; -74.5840333Coordinates: 42°17′47.18″N 74°35′2.52″W / 42.2964389°N 74.5840333°W / 42.2964389; -74.5840333
Built 1908
Architect Curtis Burroughs
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000512
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 29, 1962[2]

Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.

"In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs, who had built a cabin, "Woodchuck Lodge." John's nephew, John C, the son of Curtis Burroughs, ran the farm from the main house."[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.[2][4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Woodchuck Lodge". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-23. 
  3. ^ John Burroughs -- Naturalist of West Park
  4. ^ Constance M. Greiff (July 26, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Woodchuck Lodge (John Burroughs Home) National Historic Landmark" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 10 photos, exterior and interior, from 1985. PDF (1.74 MiB)

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