Old House (Cutchogue)

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The Old House
Old House (Cutchogue) is located in New York
Old House (Cutchogue)
Old House (Cutchogue) is located in the US
Old House (Cutchogue)
Location Cutchogue, New York
Coordinates 41°0′29.4″N 72°29′10.04″W / 41.008167°N 72.4861222°W / 41.008167; -72.4861222Coordinates: 41°0′29.4″N 72°29′10.04″W / 41.008167°N 72.4861222°W / 41.008167; -72.4861222
Built 1649
Architect John Budd
NRHP reference # 66000573
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL November 5, 1961[2]

The Old House is a historic home on State Route 25 in Cutchogue in Suffolk County, New York. It is "notable as one of the most distinguished surviving examples of English domestic architecture in America."[2]

The home was built in 1649 in Southold, New York, and was moved to its current location in 1659.[3] According to tree ring analysis some repairs/upgrades were performed using timbers from the 1690s,[4] the House was originally built by John Budd on land East of town near a pond that became known as Budd Pond. His daughter Anna & her husband Benjamin Horton were deeded the house in 1658 as a wedding present. They moved it to its present location at the village of Cutchogue. Parker Wickham (February 28, 1727–May 22, 1785), famous for being a Loyalist politician during the American Revolution and who was banished from the state of New York under dubious circumstances, owned and lived in the house.[3] It was damaged by the Hurricane of 1938[citation needed], restored in 1940, and restored again in 1968.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961,[2] the house is located on the Cutchogue Village Green, along with the 1840 Old Schoolhouse, the 1704 Wickham Farmhouse, a barn, the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, a 19th-century carriage house, and the Old Burying Ground dating from 1717. The buildings are owned and maintained by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, which gives guided tours in the summer.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Old House (Cutchogue)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-18. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Richard Greenwood (July 14, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Old House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior, from 1975. (1.53 MB)
  4. ^ "Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - New York". www.dendrochronology.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 

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