Belvidere - Belmont, NY
N 42° 16.005 W 078° 03.049
17T E 743232 N 4683606
Quick Description: A national historical site in Belmont, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/26/2008 6:25:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM38PP
Philip church, the pioneer land owner and the father of Allegany County, built in the Belvidere Estate in 1810 beside the Allegany river, 3 miles north of Belmont.
The town of Belvidere received its name from the homestead of Judge Philip Church and is in the northwest part of town. The postoffice was established about 1835 and originally called Hobbyville after the postmaster general, whose name was Hobbie. The name was changed to Belvidere after the railroad was completed.
Please go to the website listed below for some interesting history about the Belvidere Estate.
The estate is privately owned and a posted sign asks that no one enter the premises, so please view the estate from the road. Many of the structures can be seen from the road.
Belmont, NY Usa
County / Borough / Parish: Allegany
Year listed: 1972
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, architecture/engineering
Periods of significance: 1800-1824
Historic function: domestic single dwelling
Current function: domestic single dwelling
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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