World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Zadock Pratt House

Article Id: WHEBN0027294102
Reproduction Date:

Title: Zadock Pratt House  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Zadock Pratt, List of museums in New York
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

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
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.


  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

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.