The Governor's House

The Governor's House (HMVO5)

Location: New York, NY 11231 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.454', W 74° 0.792'

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Designated Landmark New York City

Erected 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.
HM NumberHMVO5
Year Placed1976
Placed ByNew York Community Trust
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583378 N 4504913
Decimal Degrees40.69090000, -74.01320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.454', W 74° 0.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 27.24" N, 74° 0' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-102 Andes Rd, New York NY 11231, US
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