John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

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John Jay Homestead
John Jay Homestead 2007.jpg
Front view of house in 2007.
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located in New York
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located in the United States
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
LocationKatonah, NY
Coordinates41°15′1″N 73°39′31″W / 41.25028°N 73.65861°W / 41.25028; -73.65861Coordinates: 41°15′1″N 73°39′31″W / 41.25028°N 73.65861°W / 41.25028; -73.65861
ArchitectJohn Cooley and Moses Winian
NRHP reference #72000918
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 24, 1972[1]
Designated NHLMay 29, 1981[2]

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is the home of statesman John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, located in Katonah, New York. Also known as Bedford House and John Jay House, it is a New York State Historic Site and National Historic Landmark.

It is located on Jay Street (State Route 22), south of the intersection with State Route 137 and Maple Avenue.

The home was constructed after 1801 on 600 acres of land that was part of a larger 5,200 acre parcel that his maternal grandfather Jacobus Van Cortlandt purchased from Chief Katonah around 1700.[3]

In 1977, the non-profit Friends of John Jay Homestead was founded to increase public awareness of the site. It raises funds and provides volunteer assistance for the Homestead's preservation, restoration and interpretation.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1981.[2][4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "John Jay Homestead". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10.
  3. ^ Magnet, Myron. The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817. W. W. Norton, 2013, page 261.
  4. ^ Lynn A. Beebe (April 4, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John Jay Homestead" (pdf). National Park Service. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying 30 photos, exterior, from 1979 and undated (6.22 MB)

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