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This Dutch and English style Colonial house in Kingston, New York was built before 1695. In 1777, it was burned during the Burning of Kingston, but then rebuilt and occupied by Hendricus (Henry) Sleight, the Village President. In the 19th century, it was the home of John Tappen, editor of the Ulster Plebian, a Democratic newspaper with offices on the second floor. By 1900, the house had fallen into neglect and was in danger of being demolished until the Wiltwych Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution saved the house and completely restored it.

Plaque on the house remembering Kingston’s patriotism

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