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Voorlezer's House, The

New York, New York
County of Richmond.
Arthur Kill Road
National Register Number: 66000565
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: NY-13 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
This house was constructed by the early Dutch settlers before 1696 to serve as a church, a school, and the residence of the Voorlezer, the layman chosen to assist the Pastor in the church services and keep the church records. In addition to his religious duties, he often conducted school, in which elementary reading, writing, arithmetic, and religious catechism were taught.

There is heavy vehicular traffic adjacent to the property which may cause damage through vibration.

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