Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dyckman Farmhouse

On the northern end of Manhattan in the neighborhood of Inwood is the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, one of the oldest structures in the city. They give guided tours there and teach people about what farm life used to be in northern Manhattan. Here is some information from their website: http://www.dyckmanfarmhouse.org/, "The Dutch Colonial style farmhouse was built on this site by William Dyckman c. 1784 and was originally part of several hundred acres of farmland owned by the family. Today, nestled in a small park, the farmhouse is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood."

4 comments:

the_plainsman said...

Beautiful! Had not known about this home. When our town, only 35 or so miles from Manhattan was settled by the Dutch circa 1695, it was on the edge of the wilderness! Yet the Dyckman Farmhouse looks familiar as its distinctice architecture is preserved in several area homes here as well!

the_plainsman said...

Wednesdays are always hectic for me, so usually get here late, but where is everybody else!

Blue Wave 707 said...

A farmhouse in the city ... sweet!

Olivier said...

superbe cette vieille ferme, c'est l'histoire de NYC, j'aime beaucoup
haughtiness this old farm, it is the history of NYC, I like very much