12 Oldest Buildings in New York City

12 Oldest Buildings in New York City (12 to 9) 12.  Hendrick I. Lott House, 1720.  1940 East 36th Street, […]
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12 Oldest Buildings in New York City (12 to 9)

12.  Hendrick I. Lott House, 17201940 East 36th Street, Marine Park, Brooklyn.  Originally built by Johannes Lott,a prominent New Yorker, the house was made into a Dutch Colonial, modernized, and expanded to 18 rooms in 1800 for Hendrick.  The estate was 200 acres at its largest when used for farming and was used for that purpose on currently is a on 3/4 acre lot.  The Lott House includes a.  Currently closed for restoration, the Hendrick I. Lott House will open as a museum.  See:  Best Things To Do In Brooklyn

11.  Fraunces Tavern, 171954 Pearl Street, Downtown, Manhattan.  Currently a museum, tavern, and restaurant is the oldest building in Manhattan.  Etienne “Stephen” DeLancey originally built it as his home from imported Holland yellow bricks.  In 1762 it was sold to Samuel Fraunces and was converted into a tavern called the Queen’s Head.  The place was used by the Sons of Liberty and played a large role in the area during the Revolution.  After the Revolution it was used as office space for the Continental Congress and other federal offices before the US Capitol building was completed.  See:  Best Lounges in NYC

10.  Treasure House, 1700 Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island.  A simple structure originally built in 1700 by tanner Samuel Grasset with additions on 1740, 1790, and 1860.  Called the Treasure House because one owner claimed 7,ooo dollars worth of British revolutionary war era gold coins were found within its walls in 1860 during a renovation.  See:  Best Things To Do In Staten Island

9.  Voorlezer’s House, 1695Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island.  Clapboard house celebrated as the oldest schoolhouse in America.  The second floor reflects this as extra beams were used hold more weight (people).  It was later converted into a residence.  Currently owned by the Staten Island Historical Society.  See:  Best Things To Do In Staten Island

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