Burroughs, John, Riverby Study

Between NY 9W and the Hudson River, West Park, New York

Map 

Description 

This small one-story frame structure was built in 1881 by John Burroughs, noted naturalist and conservationist, within the yard of his "Riverby" estate overlooking the Hudson. It served as his retreat, a place where he could escape from domestic noise and turmoil in order to read and write. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000035
Area of significance
Conservation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Camp
Current function
Camp
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1881; 1921
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3