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

Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House

Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clare Sheridan, October 20, 2017
1. Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House Marker
Marianne Leese (Senior Historian from the Historical Society of Rockland County) and NY State Senator David Carlucci
Inscription.  Pre-eminent Rockland County historian George H. Budke Jr. (1868-1948) grew up in this farmhouse. Situated on land originally owned by the Vanderbilt family, the house was expanded on multiple occasions and now largely represents the Colonial Revival style. The earliest section dates to ca. 1820. Under the ownership of the Budke family (1868-1934) and subsequently of the New York banking titan John C. Traphagen and his family, the house was the centerpiece of a farm that included the sandstone house next door. The Town of Clarkstown acquired both houses in 2011.

The house was placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 2017.

Town Of Clarkstown, Sponsor

Erected 2017
Erected by Historical Society of Rockland County; Town of Clarkstown, Sponsor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 41° 6.986′ N, 73° 59.173′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Germonds Road south

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of Duke Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Germonds Road, West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tallman-Budke House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Hempstead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Clarkstown Reformed Church Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonial Clarkstown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pye's Corner (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington’s Encampment (approx. 1.1 miles away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Nyack.
More about this marker. This marker is very near another marker for The Tallman-Budke House.
Regarding Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House. Text on marker refers to "the sandstone house next door." That sandstone house is The Tallman-Budke House.
Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clare Sheridan, October 20, 2017
2. Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen House
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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