John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

John Jay Homestead

Front view of house in 2007.
Location Katonah, NY
Coordinates 41°15′1″N 73°39′31″W / 41.25028°N 73.65861°W / 41.25028; -73.65861Coordinates: 41°15′1″N 73°39′31″W / 41.25028°N 73.65861°W / 41.25028; -73.65861
Built 1787-1790
Architect John Cooley and Moses Winian
NRHP Reference # 72000918
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 24, 1972[1]
Designated NHL May 29, 1981[2]

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is a site in Katonah, New York. The homestead is also known as Bedford House or as John Jay House. It was the home of statesman John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States.

South perspective view in 1961 (HABS).

The site is located on Jay Street (State Route 22), south of the intersection with State Route 137 and Maple Avenue.

In 1977, Friends of John Jay Homestead - a non-profit member organization, was founded to increase public appreciation and awareness of John Jay Homestead State Historic Site and to support and contribute to the New York state work in the site, by raising funds and providing volunteer assistance for John Jay Homestead’s preservation, restoration and interpretation, among others.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1981.[2][3]

John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait)

See also


  1. National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 "John Jay Homestead". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15.
  3. Lynn A. Beebe (April 4, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John Jay Homestead" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying 30 photos, exterior, from 1979 and undated (6.22 MB)

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