The Bronck Museum: an accidental discovery

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

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.

Thirteen Sided Barn - Bronck Barn

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.

Bronck House

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.

Grounds at Bronck Museum



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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

The Bronck property looks really interesting. I like the combination of the stone blended with the brick Cape style home.

Sep 27, 2009 11:54 PM #1
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

What a neat place to explore!  I'm glad your road trip turned out more interesting than you expected.

Sep 28, 2009 06:07 AM #2
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Bill it is a wonderful historical site and I can also see why it is a popular place for weddings.

Ann I waqs very happy to discover this place.  At the time the weather was so perfect and the plants were in bloom.


Sep 28, 2009 01:20 PM #3
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Hi, Jennifer:

It's great to discover history in beautiful surroundings like this one in a day trip. Thanks for sharing! It looks lovely.



Sep 29, 2009 01:52 AM #4
Peter Nikic
Broad & Bailey Realty LLC - Valhalla, NY

Jennifer, having grown up in the Bronx, I did know where the name originated. I did not know that there was a Bronck's Museum in Coxsackie, interesting.

Sep 30, 2009 12:22 AM #5
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jennifer...I found the information on the Bronck's house very interesting as I was born in the Bronx.  Now I've learned a bit more.  Thanks.


Oct 02, 2009 09:57 AM #6
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