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Bronson, Dr. Oliver, House and Estate

Hudson, New York
County of Columbia.
West of US 9
National Register Number: 03001035
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: NY-22 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Historic Site.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 31, 2003):
The Dr. Oliver Bronson house is the oldest known extant example of the bracketed style of American architect Alexander Jackson Davis, who was a leader in the development of the Romantic and Picturesque philosophies that began to supplant the Neoclassical ideals in the mid 1830s. The house and its outbuildings, overlooking the Hudson River, sit in a romantically designed landscape which illustrates the ideas of the prominent early 19th century American landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing.


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