Historic Places in Rockland County

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources.

Listed below are "Notable Historic Places" located in Rockland County:

Town of Clarkstown

Jacob Blauvelt House
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-9629
Constructed: 1832

Brick farmhouse with gambrel roof built by Jacob J. Blauvelt. It reflects the Blauvelts' Dutch heritage. Now a Historical Society of Rockland County museum.

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Rockland County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845) 483-8310
Constructed: 1928

The third courthouse to stand on this site, it is made of Indiana limestone in the Art Deco style of the period and is elaborately decorated.

Village of Upper Nyack

Old Stone Church
347 North Broadway
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Constructed: 1813

Rockland's oldest existing church building and forerunner of St. Paul's Methodist Church, South Nyack. The congregation has been non-denominational since the early 1900s.

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Upper Nyack Firehouse
330 North Broadway
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Constructed: 1887

Built in exuberant Queen Anne style, with characteristic decorative brick details, the firehouse retains an operable antique bell-ringing system. It also has its original weathervane goose, historic symbol of the village, colloquially known as Goosetown.

Town of Haverstraw

Village of Haverstraw

King's Daughter Public Library
85 Main Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927
(845) 429-3445
Constructed: 1903

Efforts of the Haverstraw Ladies Home Mission Circle (1891) and Fowler family's generous ten thousand dollar donation, brought about this charming Classical Revival structure.

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Town of Orangetown

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Old '76 House
110 Main Street
Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-5476
Constructed: 1753

The '76 House is famed for serving as British spy Major John Andre's prison for five days during his trial in 1780.


The Dewint House
Livingston St. & Oak Tree Rd.
Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-1359
Constructed: 1700

John DeWint, a wealthy West Indian planter, acquired the house in 1747. During the Revolution it served as Washington's Headquarters (1780 – 83) on five occasions, most notably during British spy Major John Andre's trial and hanging.

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The Manse
32 Old Tappan Rd.
Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-1330
Constructed: 1729

The Manse, the parsonage of the Tappan Reformed Church (its single owner), received its gambrel roof during substantial reconstruction in 1797 and its north wing in 1835.


Yonderhill
1 Closter Road
Palisades, NY 10964
Constructed: 1859

A spacious Greek Revival building with Italian Revival details, which originally a Methodist Episcopal church. Deconsecrated in the 1920s, it has since been occupied by an antique shop.

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Village of Piermont

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Haddock's Hall
300 Ferdon Ave.
Piermont, NY 10968
Constructed: 1875

Designed for use as a store and with a public hall and a library on the second floor, the building is in the new-Greco style, rare outside of New York City. It is also known as the silk mill for the silk ribbon woven here in the 20th Century.

Town of Ramapo

New Hempstead Presbyterian Church
484 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956
(845) 354-2372
Constructed: 1734

The building is the second oldest extant church in the county. In 1863 a school was built on nearby property and used by the local school district; it later became the oldest continuously-used public school building in the county.

 

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Village of New Hempstead

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English Church Schoolhouse
108 Old Schoolhouse Rd.
Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 354-8101
Constructed: 1867

Students were originally taught in a log schoolhouse that may have served as the Church's first place of worship. It is currently the village hall for New Hempstead. Enlarged in 1896.

 

Village of Sloatsburg

Sloat House
NY Rte. 17 and Sterling Ave.
Sloatsburg, NY 10974
Constructed: 1755

Home of the prominent Sloat family. The house served as an important meeting place and tavern before and after the Revolution.

 

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Town of Stony Point

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Bear Mountain Inn
99 Service Road
Tompkins Cove, NY 10986
(845) 786-2731
Constructed: 1915

The rough uncovered trap rock masonry and log timber framing characterize the rustic and rough terrain of the 70,000 acre park. The Bear Mountain Museum and Zoo are nearby.

 


Bear Mountain Bridge and Tollhouse
P.I.P. and Rte. 9W
Fort Montgomery, NY 10922
(845) 446-4721
Constructed: 1924

With a clear span of 1,632 feet it was one of the longest suspension bridges in the nation in its day. Built by the Harriman family, it was purchased in 1940 by the Park for $2.275 million.

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Stony Point Lighthouse
44 Battlefield Road
Stony Point, NY 10980
(845) 786-2521
Constructed: 1825

Set on a 150-foot promontory overlooking the Hudson, the octagonal masonry tower rises another 20 feet above the water. Though decommissioned in the 1920's, its Fresnel-lensed lamp has been lovingly restored.

 

 

 


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