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Rose Hill, Woods Road, Tivoli, Dutchess County, NY



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Item Title


Location
Woods Road, Tivoli vicinity, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5626
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-298, FN-299, FN-300).
Building/structure dates: 1843 initial construction
Significance: John Watts de Peyster (1821-1906) purchased land at Snake Point from Eugene Livingston, his wife's cousin, of the adjacent Teviot. In 1843, he had erected a large Tuscan Villa which he named Rose Hill. The Tuscan villa was then popular for country estates. Flanking wings and a tower containing a library were added later. The estate also included flower gardens, stables and farm buildings. After de Peyster's death, Rose Hill became the Leake and Watts Orphan House. Dorothy Day, a leader of the Catholic Worker Movement, purchased Rose Hill in 1964. The Catholic Worker Movement operated Rose Hill as a farm until 1978. Rose Hill is one of twenty-one contiguous estates along the east bank of the Hudson River between Stratsburg and Tivoli, New York.

Related Names
De Peyster, John Watts


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GATE AND GATE HOUSE, LOOKING WEST
2. DETAIL, STONE GATE POST
3. GATE HOUSE, WEST SIDE AND SOUTH FRONT, SEEN FROM SOUTHWEST
4. WEST FRONT ELEVATION
5. NORTH FACADE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. WEST FRONT LOOKING SOUTHEAST
7. WEST FRONT, SOUTHEAST CORNER OF PORCH
8. SOUTH FRONT OF TOWER WITH ENTRANCEWAY AND ARCH
9. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT TOWER/ARCH OF ENTRANCEWAY
10. DOORWAY TO TOWER DRIVE, FIRST FLOOR, EAST SIDE
11. FIRST-FLOOR DOORWAY, MAIN ENTRANCE ROOM, WEST SIDE
12. MANTEL, MAIN ENTRY ROOM, SOUTH WALL
13. MANTEL AND TOWER STAIR, SECOND FLOOR
14. MANTEL AND TOWER STAIR, THIRD FLOOR
15. OCULUS WINDOW, ROUND-ARCHED HALF-WINDOW, ROUND-ARCHED CASEMENT WINDOW, AND LOW, ROUND-ARCHED DOOR, THIRD FLOOR, TOWER
16. DETAIL OF IRONWORK CRESTING, TOWER, THIRD FLOOR


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