Valentine-Varian House, Bronx

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The Valentine–Varian House, built in 1758 by Isaac Valentine and located in the Norwood section of the Bronx is the borough's second oldest house and oldest remaining farmhouse. The house remained in the Varian family, which included Isaac Varian, New York's 63rd Mayor of New York City until 1905, when it was sold. It is currently a part of the Historic House Trust and houses the Museum of Bronx History and the offices of the Bronx County Historical Society. It is a two story, five bay fieldstone residence with a gable roof. It was moved to its present site in 1965 and restored between July 1965 and May 1968.
During the American Revolutionary War, the House was occupied by Hessian, British and American troops and survived the war despite a series of battles fought nearby. The House's role in the Revolutionary war was documented in a book published in 1983. The house withstood significant vandalism in the 1960s when it was being converted for use into a museum. Since its conversion to a museum it has held a number of exhibits about The Bronx and the borough's history.
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  • The Bronx is not much visited by travelers, but there certainly is what to see. The Valentine-Varian House, today the museum of the Bronx Historical Society, was built in 1758, but was moved from acro...  more »
  • I was a little disappointed in this house. While it is historically significant and well preserved, there are no furnishings in the home. The home was moved to this site from across the street. One ro...  more »
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