Dutch Architecture

Brooklyn, oldest buildings

The northern frontier

The  Mohawk and Upper Hudson River Valleys

Pieter Bronck House and Leendert Bronck House

Pieter and Leendert Bronck House

Pieter Bronck House and Leendert Bronck House are Dutch homestead houses in Coxsackie in Greene County, New York constructed in 1663 and added to later. It is the oldest structure in upstate New York, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967.A stone house was built first, by Pieter Bronck, of the family for whom the Bronx was named, who bought the property from native Americans. That was expanded soon after, and, in 1738 a larger brick house that was connected by a doorway was built by his grandson. The house is reputed to be the location where The Coxsackie Declaration of Independence was signed, more than a year before the Continental Congress signing in 1776.The house remained in the family until 1938. It is now owned and operated as a museum by the Greene County Historical Society. It is located on Pieter Bronck Road off US 9W, in Coxsackie, west of the Hudson River, south of Albany.

The Luykas Van Alen House

Kinderhook, Luykas van Alen House
The Van Alen House or Luykas Van Alen House is a historic Dutch brick farmhouse built in approximately 1737 in the Hudson River valley. Located on NY 9H, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of US 9, the house is a National Historic Landmark. The House" and its farm are believed to have served as the inspiration for homestead of the Van Tassel family in Washington Irving's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Irving was a close friend of Kinderhook native (and U.S. President) Martin Van Buren, a neighbor. The house is currently operated by the Columbia County Historical Society as a historic house museum showing 18th century Colonial life. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967.

Jan van Hoesen House

Claverack, Jan van Hoesen House
The house, built between 1715 and 1724, is one of seven similar brick dwellings to survive. Built usually in an elongated rectangular form of brick over a timber frame.The style originated in the 1500s Netherlands as a descendant of medieval long houses.The form came to New Netherland before

1650, but did not come to Columbia County until about 1715, a period of economic prosperity. Driving northeast on Route 66 from Hudson to Chatham, just east of Claverack Creek, stands sentinel a vacant medieval-looking brick structure over the Dutch Acres Mobile Home Park.

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