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Van Alen House

Kinderhook, New York
County of Columbia.
New York Route 9H, 2 miles south of U.S. Rte. 9
National Register Number: 67000011
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2002.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 24, 1967):
This house is significant as an example of an architectural type of Dutch Colonial building which prevailed in the northern counties of the Hudson Valley. Original parts of the house were constructed in 1737 with the additions in 1750. Characteristic features include a straight line gable, steep roof with end chimneys, and a plan of rooms aligned two or three in a row.

Condition:
The Landmark received a matching Save America's Treasures grant of $175,000 to improve site drainage and restore the wood shingle roof and masonry.


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