lire ici This beautiful and historic destination in Garrison, New York is the recreated Federal-style house of States Dyckman. Dyckman and his wife Elizbeth Corne had the house built between 1804 to 1808, originally in the Westchester County Town of Montrose, New York. Named Boscobel, Italian for “pretty woodland,” the house would stay in the Dyckman family until 1888, but by the 1940s and 50s, a neighboring veteran’s hospital threatened the demolition of the house. At the last minute, Boscobel Restoration, Inc was formed to save the building and with a $50,000 donation from Lila Acheson Wallace, co-founder of Reader’s Digest, the house was moved piece by piece to a newly secured piece of Hudson River property in Garrison, New York, where it would be reconstructed, saving as many architectural fragments as possible. Between 1957 to 1960, Boscobel was rebuilt according to extensive documentation that had been made of the house and its features in 1932. In 1961, it opened to great fanfare and in the mid-70s, after an 1806 inventory of the house was discovered, Boscobel’s interiors were completely redone to be historically accurate. Today, the house stands out for having one of the most impressive collections of Federal Period furniture in the country.