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Heermance Farmhouse
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Location: Red Hook, New York
Area: 150 acres
Built/Founded: 1725 – 1750[2]
Governing body: Private residence
Added to NRHP: May 6, 1980
NRHP Reference#: 80002604[1]

The Heermance Farmhouse is an historic structure in the town of Red Hook, New York, USA. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and is an example of an intact eighteenth-century Dutch stone farmhouse in the Hudson Valley region of the state. It is one of only about six standing stone houses in the town. The farmhouse is noted for its distinct decorative features and lack of modern alterations.[2]

The building is situated on the north side of West Kerley Corners Road (County Route 78), west of U.S. Route 9. It sits on the northern part of a 150-acre lot. The date of construction is unclear, but is likely between 1725 and 1750. The structure was initially built as a simple two-room residence, but ca. 1772, it was expanded and renovated to include its unusual features. After 1800, the house received few major changes. The Heermance Farmouse had several owners over the years, but has always been part of a working farm. A restoration was performed during the 1970s, with care to preserve the original character of the home.[2]

References

  1. ^ "NEW YORK - Dutchess County". nationalregisterofhistoricalplaces.com. http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/Ny/Dutchess/state2.html. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  
  2. ^ a b c "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Heermance Farmhouse". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. August 13, 1973. http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=1900. Retrieved December 17, 2009.  
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