William Floyd House

William Floyd House

Infobox_nrhp | name =William Floyd House
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location= Mastic Beach, New York
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built =1774
architect=
architecture= Georgian
added = October 15, 1980 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
refnum=71000066

William Floyd House, also known as Nicholl Floyd House, was a home of William Floyd, a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, in Mastic, New York. It was his home from 1734 until 1803. This home is distinct from Gen. William Floyd House, his later home in Westernville, New York, that is also on the National Register and which was designated a National Historic Landmark.

The two William Floyd houses are believed to be the only surviving homes in New York of signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Mastic home is "reputed to be the best preserved and oldest manor house" in its part of Long Island.cite web|url=http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=pphhdatapage&fileName=ny/ny0700/ny0786/data/hhdatapage.db&recNum=0&itemLink=D%3Fhh%3A1%3A.%2Ftemp%2F%7Epp_Af5p%3A%3A |title=General William Floyd House, HABS No. NY-5437|date=December, 1964|author=John C. Poppeliers|work=Historic American Buildings Survey|publisher=Historic American Buildings Survey]

It is located about .29 miles south of Washington Ave. and Wavecrest Drive in Mastic Beach. The home was built by Nicholl Floyd, who was William Floyd's father, and was given to William's son, also named Nicholl Floyd. The house was visited by Marquis de Lafayette and others.

The house is owned by the National Park Service as part of Fire Island National Seashore.

References

External links

* [http://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/williamfloydestate.htm National Park Service: William Floyd Estate]
* [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=pphhphoto&fileName=ny/ny0700/ny0786/photos/browse.db&action=browse&recNum=0&title2=General%20William%20Floyd%20House,%20Washington%20Avenue%20%26%20Wavecrest%20Drive,%20Mastic%20Beach,%20Suffolk%20County,%20NY&displayType=1&itemLink=D?hh:1:./temp/~pp_Af5p:: General William Floyd House (15 photos)] and * [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=pphhsheet&action=browse&fileName=ny/ny0700/ny0786/sheet/browse.db&recNum=0&itemLink=D?hh:1:./temp/~pp_Af5p::&title2=General%20William%20Floyd%20House,%20Washington%20Avenue%20%26%20Wavecrest%20Drive,%20Mastic%20Beach,%20Suffolk%20County,%20NY&displayType=1&maxCols=2 (11 measured drawings)] , at Historic American Buildings Survey.


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