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Elizabeth Alice Austen House

  • Also Known As: Alice Austen House also Clear Comfort

  • Hours: Open all year (except January, February and major holidays) Tuesday thru Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, grounds are open every day until dusk
  • Phone: (718) 816-4506
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1690/00/00 Built as a one-room Dutch farmhouse
1876/00/00 Elizabeth Alice Austen Significant name Alice Austen's chidhood home

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Particulars for Elizabeth Alice Austen House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Other Description Gothic Cottage
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 28th July 1970

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Austen, Elizabeth Alice, House
Registry Address: 2 Hylan Blvd.
Registry Number: 70000925
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Gothic revival, Other
Attribute: Gothic Cottage
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Architecture, Art, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Person, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1700-1749, 1800-1824, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1650-1699
Significant Year: 1876
Associated People: Austen,Elizabeth Alice
Historic Function: Domestic, Other
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Museum

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