Voorlezer's House

Arthur Kill Rd., opposite Center St., New York, New York

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Description 

This house was constructed by the early Dutch settlers before 1696 to serve as a church, a school, and the residence of the Voorlezer, the layman chosen to assist the Pastor in the church services and keep the church records. In addition to his religious duties, he often conducted school, in which elementary reading, writing, arithmetic, and religious catechism were taught. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000565
Area of significance
Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
School
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1650-1699
Significant year
ca. 1695

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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