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Boston Post Road Historic District

Rye, New York
County of Westchester.
Boston Post Road & Milton Harbor
National Register Number: 82001275
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: NY-18 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Residential area: homes are not open to the public..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 30, 1993):
This unusually quiet, undeveloped area along the old Boston Post Road contains three architecturally significant houses as well as the Jay family cemetery and a conservation area along the shore of Long Island Sound. The three large estate houses are Greek and Gothic Revival, the latter designed by Alexander Jackson Davis. The district is closely associated with the family of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and second governor of the State of New York. Much of the landscape setting remains as it was in the 18th century when it was first settled.

Condition:
There are no changes to the resource at this time.

Peter Augustus Jay House received $3,000,000 from private donor to complete restoration, which is now taking place.


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