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Zadock Pratt House

Zadock Pratt House
Zadock Pratt House, June 2009
Zadock Pratt House is located in New York
Zadock Pratt House
Location Main St., Prattsville, New York
Coordinates
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1828
Architect Wood, David
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal, Picturesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86001654[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 1986

Zadock Pratt House, also known as the Zadock Pratt Museum, is a historic home located at Prattsville in Greene County, New York. It was originally built in 1828 as a two-story, five-bay Federal style residence. It was substantially altered about 1856 with the addition of numerous architectural details reminiscent of the romantic, picturesque tastes in mid-19th century America. It is a frame structure constructed of massive hemlock posts and beams over a stone foundation. It features broadly projecting eaves and a two-story portico supported by octagonal columns. Also on the property is the original well. It was the home of Zadock Pratt (1790–1871), founder of Prattsville. It has operated as a house museum since 1959.[2] In 2011 the ground floor was damaged heavily by Hurricane Irene.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. To this day there still stands two Ginko trees (one male and one female) planted circa 1825 by Pratt. The trees were brought by Pratt from China.

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Nancy Todd (June 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Zadock Pratt House".  

External links

  • Zadock Pratt Museum Website


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