Restoration of the Betsy Hunt House, Pound Ridge Rd., Pound Ridge, NY 10576
In the spring of 2016 we restored this historic cottage on Pound Ridge Rd. in Pound Ridge, NY. It needed extensive carpentry repair and sanding before we could begin priming and painting. Pound Ridge Painting Company is proud to be a part of preserving local historic landmarks.
The house is located in the historic district of Pound Ridge known as the Hamlet. The Hamlet is Pound Ridges cultural center and contains the elementary school, library, museum and other historically significant residences.
A bit of the house’s history from “Images of America:Pound Ridge” by Richard Major and Vincent Manna:
“Betsy Lockwood, the oldest daughter of Maj. Ebenezer Lockwood, married Aslop Hunt from New York City in 1777. She was not quite 15; he was 30. Legend relates that this early Georgian-style farmhouse was built by Ebenezer Lockwood upon the marriage of his daughter. However, research cannot confirm this early date. Alsop Hunt was taken prisoner by the British during Banastre Tarleton’s raid in 1779 and imprisoned in New York City. After the revolution, the Hunts lived in New York City, where Alsop was a successful merchant. There are two chimneys and six fireplaces in this center-hall house. Betsy returned to Pound Ridge in 1824 as a widow and lived out her days in this home.”
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