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The Montgomery Square - Rhinebeck, NY
Near Rhinebeck, New York, lies Montgomery Place, an early 19 th centurystead. The Montgomery Place is the only still undamaged manor from that time in the Hudson Valley. The Montgomery Building is a federal building and has an extension created by Alexander Jackson Davis. The Montgomery Place is the only preserved neoclassicist villa that Davis himself created.
It was initially acquired by Janet Livingston Montgomery in 1802. It called the building there Chateau de Montgomery. Its name was to honour her deceased spouse, General Richard Montgomery, who was one of the first protagonists of the American Revolution. After Janet Livingston Montgomery's passing, Edward Livingston, her sibling, came into the family.
The property was heir to Livingston's descendants General John Ross Delafield in 1921. The Montgomery Place is about 380 acre of country. It' an agricultural property by the river and has picturesque hiking paths, rosaries, herb parks, fruit trees and magnificent forests. The Violetta White Delafield is in charge of the terrace design on the western side of the property.
It has also provided a range of rooms for the gardening of rose, perennial and herbal plants, and it has also added to many other landscape elements on display on the property. Delafield extended the property. They have also improved the fruit gardens and renovated many nineteenth c. forest walkways.
Montgomery Place was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The offspring of Delafield gave Montgomery Place to Sleepy Hollow Restorations in 1986 to make sure the property was intact. Today Sleepy Hollow Restorations is known as Historic Hudson Valley. It was opened to the general public in 1988.
The Montgomery Place is decorated with various Livingston objects and also contains souvenirs with Livingston links. In addition to visiting the Orchards, visitors can also buy fruits from the Montgomery Place Orchards Farm booth during the year. The Montgomery Place is available for a wide range of activities and photo shoots.
It is open from January to December from 9:00 to 16:00 h. Access to the site is free of cost. Guided visits through the area and the building are possible from 11:00 to 16:00 (the last guided visit starts at 15:00) from Thursday to Sunday from mid-May to the end of October.
As a rule, the visit to the building takes about 45 min. For more information about Montgomery Place, call 845-758-5461 or 914-631-8200.