Katonah in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The North Lawn
John Jay Homestead
From the top of this hill, the highest point on the property, much of the original Jay estate could be seen. During the early 1900s, the jays built a grass tennis court here. The court was later used for croquet. Across the fields to the south of the main house on another promontory once stood the 1852 home of John Jay’s grandson, John Jay II.
In 1925, Eleanor Jay Iselin, the great-great-granddaughter of John Jay built a children’s playhouse for her son Arthur Iselin, Jr. Today, a reconstructed playhouse contains a small exhibit on the structure’s restoration.
There was no garden in the courtyard when the Jays and Iselins lived here. Today, the Hopp Ground Garden Club maintains a garden here for the benefit of those who are unable to enjoy the unpaved gardens located in other areas of the site. This garden includes plant materials from these other gardens.
Erected by Friends of the Jay Homestead. (Marker Number 10.)
Location. 41° 15.101′ N, 73° 39.632′ W. Marker is in Katonah, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from Jay Street (New York State Route 22) 0.1 miles south of Beaver Dam Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Terrace Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carriage Drive and Roadways (within shouting distance of this marker); The Schoolhouse and Homestead Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beech Allee (Avenue) and Stone Fences (about 400 feet away); The Sundial and Fountain Gardens (about 400 feet away); The Stable Courtyard (about 400 feet away); John Jay Homestead (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katonah.
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