Dyckman House

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William Dyckman House
Dyckman House in 2007
Dyckman House is located in New York City
Location4881 Broadway, Inwood, Manhattan, New York City[2]
Nearest cityNew York City
Coordinates40°52′2.5″N 73°55′23″W / 40.867361°N 73.92306°W / 40.867361; -73.92306Coordinates: 40°52′2.5″N 73°55′23″W / 40.867361°N 73.92306°W / 40.867361; -73.92306
Built1783
Architectural styleDutch Colonial
Governing bodyNew York City Department of Parks
NRHP Reference #67000014[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 24, 1967[1]
Designated NHLDecember 24, 1967[2]
Designated NYCLJuly 12, 1967
 
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William Dyckman House
Dyckman House in 2007
Dyckman House is located in New York City
Location4881 Broadway, Inwood, Manhattan, New York City[2]
Nearest cityNew York City
Coordinates40°52′2.5″N 73°55′23″W / 40.867361°N 73.92306°W / 40.867361; -73.92306Coordinates: 40°52′2.5″N 73°55′23″W / 40.867361°N 73.92306°W / 40.867361; -73.92306
Built1783
Architectural styleDutch Colonial
Governing bodyNew York City Department of Parks
NRHP Reference #67000014[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 24, 1967[1]
Designated NHLDecember 24, 1967[2]
Designated NYCLJuly 12, 1967

The Dyckman Farmhouse is the oldest remaining farmhouse on Manhattan island, a reminder of New York City's rural past. The Dutch Colonial-style farmhouse was built by Dutch farmer William Dyckman, circa 1784, and was originally part of over 250 acres (100 ha) of farmland owned by the family.[3] It is now located in a small park at the corner of Broadway and 204th Street in the Inwood section of the city.[2]

The farmhouse was transferred from the Dyckman family to the city of New York, which opened it as a museum, in 1916. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1967.[2][4][5]

Dyckman House was featured in Bob Vila's A&E Network production, Guide to Historic Homes of America.[6]

A major restoration project was undertaken in 2003, and the farmhouse re-opened to the public in Fall 2005.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dyckman House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/M026/
  4. ^ ["Dyckman House", by Patricia Heintzelman. PDF (320 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1975-10-14. 
  5. ^ [Dyckman House--Accompanying Photos, exterior and interior, from 1967 and 1975. PDF (2.06 MB) "National Register of Historic Places Inventory"]. National Park Service. 1978-09. 
  6. ^ Bob Vila (1996). "Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes of America.". A&E Network. 

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