Conservation Work & Houses

westchester co.

Woodcliff

Woodcliff

Irvington-on-Hudson, New York

Preparation of a Historic Structure Report for Woodcliff, a two and one-half story brick neo-Classical house probably built at the end of the 18th century and altered, in 1865, into a Gothic Revival Style.

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Ingleside

Ingleside

Dobbs Ferry, New York

For the County of Westchester, historical research and a Historic Structure Report including mechanical and structural analyses and recommendations for stabilization, conservation and continuing maintenance of Ingleside in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Overlooking the Hudson River, it was built in 1854 by Edwin B. Strange, a silk importer. Ingleside was designed in a Gothic Revival style by Alexander Jackson Davis, the pre-eminent American architect of picturesque villas with Gothic revival detailing.

Images courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Columbia University.

  • Another Early View
Ossining New York

Squire House (Highland Cottage)

Ossining New York

Preparation of a Historic Structure Report for the Westchester Preservation League of the picturesque Squire House (Highland Cottage) in Ossining (formerly Sing Sing), NY. Squire House was designed by S. Marvin McCord, Architect in a highly eclectic asymmetrical design with historical allusion to medieval precedents. Built for Henry J. Baker 1872, it was the first poured-in-place concrete house in Westchester County.

The June Farm

The June Farm

North Salem, New York

Preparation of a Historic Structure Report, analysis of the period furnishings and the identification and determination of the location of the outbuildings of the June Farm. Constructed in a Greek Revival style in 1846 by John J. June, a partner in the June, Titus & Angevine Circus.

Cudner-Hyatt House

Cudner-Hyatt House

Scarsdale, New York

Conservation of the exterior, interior and adaptation as a museum for the Scarsdale Historical Society of the Cudner-Hyatt House. The original building was built in 1734 and 1754 and raised to two stories in 1836.

Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst

Tarrytown, New York

Conservation and adaptation of the 1865/1880 Carriage House/Stable Complex into a Visitors Orientation Center, carriage display and catering facility, construction of a new Service Building using precedents found at the Wagon Shed to house the relocated Carpentry Shop and documentation of the free-standing 1894 Bowling Alley and the 1911 Swimming Pool Buildings in a Historic American Buildings Survey format.

Lyndhurst, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a 19th century estate overlooking the Hudson River shaped by the Paulding, Merritt and Gould families, between 1838 and 1961. The main house and the Carriage House Stable were designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, one of America’s most influential architects, in a Gothic Style set in picturesque landscape with numerous outbuildings.

Mt. Zion Meeting House

Mt. Zion Meeting House

Somers, New York

Stabilization, conservation and placement on the National Register of Historic Places of the Mt. Zion Meeting House in Somers, New York. Initially constructed by Micajah Wright, a local carpenter and farmer, in 1794 in a vernacular Federal Style. A second story was added and the building overlaid with Greek Revival Style detailing in the 19th century. A gallery overlooks the pulpit on three sides.

The Mt. Zion Meeting House is the oldest Methodist Meeting House in Westchester County. Its simplicity is reflective of traditional Methodist buildings as mandated by Bishop Francis Asbury who proclaimed, “let all our chapels be built plain and decent, but no more expensive than is absolutely unavoidable”. The original setting, on top of a hill surrounded on three sides by gravestones dating back to 1797, is maintained.

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The Stone House

The Stone House

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Conservation, restoration and analysis of the exterior and interior of a Gothic Revival 19th century stone house with sandstone trim overlooking the Hudson River. Built originally for David Dudley Field II, a prominent New York lawyer responsible for the Code of Law for Civil & Criminal Procedure and brother of Cyrus Field, crator of the Atlantic Cable.