Greek Revival Front Door of the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House (Rye, NY)
If this 174 year old Greek Revival door could talk, what would it say about the New York political and cultural luminaries, friends and colleagues of the Jay family, or friends of the Van Nordens and Palmers, that passed through it and beheld the view beyond.
People with progressive ideas of all kinds: emancipators, lawyers, social activists, writers, sailors, bankers, artists, conservationists, bankers, politicians, doctors, ministers and more.
To read more about the door's return to the house, see Joe Berger's article, "What's A Historic House You Can't Enter in Style?"
[O]ne of America's intrinsic sacred sites --'specially special,' if you like -- because a great family's great house and its great and sweeping surrounding landscape have, almost miraculously, both survived intact and are now a permanent part of the America the next centuries of Americans will build." Tony Hiss, Author, Experience of Place.
Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
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Photo credit: Jay Heritage Center