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Wave Hill

  • Hours: TuesdaySunday, Closed Mondays except Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
  • Phone: 718.549.3200
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour
  • Available for private functions

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Wave Hill


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1843/00/00 Wave Hill House is built as a country home for jurist William Lewis Morris.
1866/00/00 William Henry Appleton Home William Henry Appleton makes Wave Hill his home from 1866-1903
1903/00/00 George Walbridge Perkins Home George Walbridge Perkins, a partner of J P Morgan, buys Wave Hill and the adjacent property, including Glyndor, a house built by the Harriman family in 1888.
1942/00/00 Arturo Toscanini Home Arturo Toscanini moves into Wave Hill, staying until 1945.
2013/07/06 Wave Hill House reopens after a 2 year renovation

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Particulars for Wave Hill:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Landscape Architecture Garden
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Owner Local
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 9th September 1983

Registry Name: Wave Hill
Registry Address: 675 W. 252nd St.
Registry Number: 83001646
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Colonial revival, Greek revival
Area in Acres: 20
Contributing Buildings: 5
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1825-1849, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1843, 1890, 1927
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park Conservation area

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