Bevier House. Built by Louis Bevier, the patentee, in 1698. Elting homestead from 1740. This house has an interesting sub-cellar.
“The Huguenot Street Historic District is located near downtown New Paltz, New York, approximately 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City. The seven stone houses and several accompanying structures in the district were built in thece to e early 18th century by Huguenot settlers fleeing discrimination and religious persecution in France and Belgium. After negotiating with the Esopus Indians, this small group of Huguenots settled on a flat rise on the banks of the Wallkill River in 1678. The settlers named the site in honor of Die Pfalz, the region of present-day Germany that had provided them temporary refuge before they came to America. Recent archaeological finds indicate that the immediate area settled by the Huguenots was occupied by Native Americans prior to European contact. The site is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the United States…The house museums of Historic Huguenot Street are in their original village setting.” Wikipedia.
Captions below largely taken from historical markers next to each house. The site is also right next to the Walkill Rail Trail. Good for walking Jackson, but not today. He’d already walked for 1.5 hours at the Rockefeller Preserve and probably another hour here as I wandered around taking pictures. It was around 70 degrees and I noticed that as we were walking back to the care he kept heading for the patches of shade.
New Paltz looks like a place to explore – with lots of interesting looking restaurants.
Dubois House. This fort built it 1705 by Daniel Dubois. Site’s first redoubt. There are port holes in the east end.
Jean Hasbrouck. House built in 1712; now home of the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical and Monumental Society since 1899.
Site of Walloon Church. Built of Logs, First Church-School 1683. First church of stone 1717. Callled “Our French Church”, precursor reformed church.
1799 house. Build by Ezekiel Elting as a home and store. Originel Cambrel roof destroyed in 1888 blizzard. 1968 purchased by Le Fevre Family Association. Maintained by HHSand Le Fevre family.
Hasbrouck House. Built 1712, by Abraham, the patentee, once soldier in the English army. Fried of Gov. Andros. Kitchen scene of cock fights.
Another view of the Hasbrouck House.
Stone Church – 1773. First stone church, 1717. Services in French to 1753. Dutch language to 1800. Church corner stone seen at south wall of portico.