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Sag Harbor in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The French House

 
 
The French House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. The French House Marker
Inscription.  
1798 Built by John Hulbert
1870 Stephen B. French
NYC Police President
1881 Pres. C. A. Arthur 1884
Summer Retreat

 
Location. 40° 59.862′ N, 72° 17.724′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Union Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Union Street, Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Burying Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meigs Monument (about 300 feet away); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); David Frothingham (about 300 feet away); Handcut Millstone (about 400 feet away); Old Whalers' Church (about 400 feet away); Atheneum (about 500 feet away); M. Olivia Sage (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the top of the steps, at the front of the porch, and not easily seen from the street because of the hedges.
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 
The French House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. The French House and Marker
As of marker publication, the house is for sale with an asking price of $13-14 million, depending on which newspaper article one reads.
<i>Portrait of Stephen B. French</i> image. Click for full size.
W.W. Munsell & Co. (publisher) (courtesy of East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection), 1882
3. Portrait of Stephen B. French
"Stephen B. French was the brother of Hannibal French of Sag Harbor, and a police commissioner in New York City. Stephen was active in New York City's Gilded Age machine politics, closely connected to President Chester A. Arthur and Roscoe Conkling. French was also active in many industries and businesses in Sag Harbor. With his brother, he owned the last whaling ship to leave the village of Sag Harbor...." - East Hampton Library
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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