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Jacob Purdy House

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Jacob Purdy House
http://www.whiteplainshistory.org/JacobPurdyHouse.html  
60 Park Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Phone: (914) 328-1776

Historical Description:

The Jacob Purdy house was built in 1721 by the Purdy family. General George Washington used the home as his headquarters during the Battle of White Plains in 1776. Washington used the home again in 1778 while contemplating an attack against British occupied New York City. The house was deeded to the City of White Plains in 1973 and is currently maintained by the White Plains Historical Society.

The Site:

The Purdy home is not a private residence and is open to the public but in order to tour it an appointment is required. (914) 328-1776

Directions:

Directions form New York State Thruway North 1. On I-87S/ I-287 take exit 14-1 New York City. 2. Merge onto I-287E via the exit on left toward Tappan Zee Bridge. 3. Take Exit 6 (Rt. 22 exit) toward White Plains/No. White Plains 4. Turn right onto N. Broadway/NY-22/CR-87 5. Turn right onto Park Ave. 6. Turn left to stay on Park Ave.

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