Designated Landmark New York CityErected as a home for the British Colonial governors in pre-Revolutionary New York, this Georgian style residence is one of the very few 18th-century mansions to have survived in the City. It is thought to have been built for Lord Cornbury in 1708 and was often referred to as "The Smiling Garden of the Sovereigns of the Province." According to legend, the house had an underground tunnel built during the Revolutionary War for escape in case of American invasion of the island. Today, the Governor's House is under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard.
|Placed By||New York Community Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583378 N 4504913|
|Decimal Degrees||40.69090000, -74.01320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.454', W 74° 0.792'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 27.24" N, 74° 0' 47.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||718, 212, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-102 Andes Rd, New York NY 11231, US|
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