Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1663 Cape Cod Style House

A stone house was built first, by Pieter Bronck, of the family for whom the Bronx was named, who bought the property from native Americans. That was expanded soon after, and, in 1738 a larger brick house that was connected by a doorway was built by his grandson. The house is reputed to be the location where theCoxsackie Declaration of Independence was signed, more than a year before the Continental Congress signing in 1776.

House site HERE