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Site of Cromline House

 
 
Close up of repainted and recently reinstalled Site of Cromline House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, June 9, 2011
1. Close up of repainted and recently reinstalled Site of Cromline House Marker
Inscription. Built by Daniel Cromline, 1716, named Greycourt Inn. Before 1765 was main house between New Windsor and New Jersey
 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 22.66′ N, 74° 14.53′ W. Marker is in Chester, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on New York State Route 94 0.7 miles from Johnson Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3292 State Route 94, Chester NY 10918, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Hill Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Chester (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greycourt - Orange Co., N.Y. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chester, New York (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1915 Chester Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hambletonian (approx. 2 miles away); Hambletonian Monument (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Chester (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
More about this marker. In 2008 marker was found laying on ground. Nov. 2009 - it has been repainted and is in the custody of the Town of Blooming Grove Historian, Jeanne Versweyveld, awaiting
Site of Cromline House Marker reinstalled! image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, June 9, 2011
2. Site of Cromline House Marker reinstalled!
reinstallation. Marker reinstalled June, 2011.
 
Regarding Site of Cromline House. Daniel Crommelin’s Inn, according to Bull family tradition, was of wooden frame except for one wall of stone where was located a large fireplace. After serving as an important respite along the King’s Highway, the road connecting the Hudson River at New Windsor with the Delaware River at Trenton, New Jersey. It fell into disrepair and was razed in 1832. Two stones from the fireplace, marked DC and CC for Daniel Crommelin and his son Charles and also marked with the date 1716, were salvaged by Ebenezer Bull in 1832 and installed in his stone house, originally built by William Bull starting in 1722. Ebenezer used the marked stones to partially fill in a doorway in the gable end of the house that had been used by William Bull to bring grain into the attic for dry storage.
 
Additional comments.
1. Site of Cromline House Marker repainted.
The Office of Orange County Historian, Ted Sly, has cleaned and repainted this marker. It is now in the custody of Town of Blooming Grove Historian, Jeanne M. Versweyveld, awaiting reinstallation.
    — Submitted November 6, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.

 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
1716 DC & CC stones from Grey Court Inn image. Click for full size.
By Ray Decker, October 23, 2006
3. 1716 DC & CC stones from Grey Court Inn
The two stones taken from the Greycourt Inn fireplace by Ebenezer Bull in 1832 and used to block a second story doorway in his 1722 stone house located in New Hampton.
Site of Cromline House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, March 4, 2002
4. Site of Cromline House Marker
The marker as it appeared in 2002.
Repainted Site of Cromline House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, November 6, 2009
5. Repainted Site of Cromline House Marker
Marker repainted and waiting reinstallation in 2009.
 
 
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