Van Cortlandt, Frederick, House

Van Cortlandt Park at 242nd St., New York, New York

Photos 

Frederick Van Cortlandt Mansion

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arnold Moses, Photographer, August 19, 1936, GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Erected in 1748-49, this house is one of the most notable early Georgian manor houses. It is significant architecturally for its beautiful stone and brick masonry, the excellent detail of its woodwork and the beautiful refined paneling in the principal rooms. The Van Cortlandt family lived here until 1889, when they deeded the house and grounds to the City of New York. Today, it is a public park. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 24, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 1967
Reference number
67000010
Architectural style
Georgian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1700-1749
Significant year
1748
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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