Earlier this year, after visiting Cedar Grove, my husband and I decided to take a trip up Route 9W. At first I protested because I did not think it was going to be very scenic. We got as far as the Coxsackie correctional facility and I was insisting we turn around but just then an unsual barn caught my attention. Later I found out it was probably the oldest multisided barn in New York.
This thirteen sided barn was intriquing so I wanted to learn more. So, I turned down this side street which brought me to a wonderful discovery - the Bronck's property.
Here we discovered some really old buildings and have sinced learned that the Bronck's house is the oldest home in Upstate NY.
The originalfrom 1662 was a small, s Bronck house ingle room structure with cellar and storagge garret. The stone house was an addition in 1685 and the brick house was added in 1738. There are many other small buildings on the site.
There is over 300 years of Greene County history to be found at this museum. Here is a bit a trivia you might appreciate. Jonas Bronck had purchased the Harlem River region from Manhattan Island this area was later renamed the Bronx which is derived from his name Bronck. The House in Coxsackie is that of his son Pieter Bronck who was instrumental in the formation of Greene County.
Besides the historical interest in this property it is also a very popular spot for weddings.
Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams