Staatsburg in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Down by the River
Hopeland on the Hudson
In 1859 Major Rawlins Lowndes and his wife Gertrude (Livingston) purchased the property that became their Staatsburg estate. They hired prominent English architect Calvert Vaux to design their home in the early 1860s. During the Civil War the Lowndeses moved from South Carolina to the country retreat they called Hopeland.
Calvert Vaux visited the Lowndeses in Staatsburg in 1860. Their house was completed a few years later and was illustrated in the 1864 edition of Vaux's book, Villas and Cottages.
In 1907 architect Robert Palmer Huntington and his wife Helen Dinsmore Huntington purchased the former Lowndes estate and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 51.892′ N, 73° 55.248′ W. Marker is in Staatsburg, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Old Post Road, 0.3 miles west of Albany Post Road (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling west. Marker panel is located on the right side of the Hopeland Area trailhead kiosk at Mills-Norrie State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Old Post Road, Staatsburg NY 12580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lighthouse Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wilderstein (approx. 2.3 miles away); Wilderstein's Boathouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dutch Church - 1827 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sojourner Truth (approx. 3.7 miles away); Westward on the Right (approx. 3.8 miles away); Landsman’s Kill (approx. 4 miles away); Site of James K. Paulding House (approx. 4 miles away).
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