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New City in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blauvelt Homestead

 
 
Blauvelt Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dorice Arden
1. Blauvelt Homestead Marker
Inscription. In 1832 Jacob J. and Margaret (Remsen) Blauvelt built the main section of this Dutch Colonial-style farmhouse. Jacob was a farmer, inspector of common schools, a justice of the peace for the Town of Clarkstown and an officer in the 83rd Regiment of Infantry, N.Y.S. Militia. The Dutch-Anglo barn was built between 1840 and 1870. In 1741 Jacob's great-grandfather Jacob A. Blauvelt purchased 300 acres within what was then the Kakiat Patent. His grandfather Jacob Ja. acquired the northern half of the land in 1753 and, along with his family, was the first of several generations to live on it. In 1970 the Historical Society of Rockland County purhsed the house, barn buildings and four acres to establish its headquarters and preserve the Blauvelt Family history. Marjorie Hornblower Johnson, Sponsor, Erected 2010
 
Erected 1980 by Historical Society of Rockland County and Marjorie Hornblower Johnson.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 10.255′ N, 73° 59.263′ W. Marker was in New City, New York, in Rockland County. Marker was on Zukor Road 0.2 miles north
Blauvelt House Marker image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County Photo, June 25, 2008
2. Blauvelt House Marker
Previous marker that has been replaced.
of the Haverstraw Road and Main Street intersection, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 20 Zukor Road, New City NY 10956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Blauvelt House (within shouting distance of this marker); New City World War I Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); In Grateful Recognition (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rockland County Court House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rockland County Korea - World War II - Vietnam Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rockland County Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rockland County Law Enforcement Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New City.
 
More about this marker. There was a previous marker on Zukor Road that was damaged and fell. This marker replaces that marker and is now located on the lawn in front of the historic house.
 
Also see . . .  The Historical Society of Rockland County website. (Submitted on June 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Blauvelt House Marker image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County Photo, June 25, 2008
3. Blauvelt House Marker
Blauvelt House image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County Photo, June 25, 2008
4. Blauvelt House
Marker Shortly After It Was Damaged image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County Photo, January 9, 2009
5. Marker Shortly After It Was Damaged
This marker was damaged New Year’s Eve. It was taken down on January 9, 2009.
Blauvelt House with Marker in foreground image. Click for full size.
By Clare Sheridan
6. Blauvelt House with Marker in foreground
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on , by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   5. submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   6. submitted on , by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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