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This historic house in East Elmhurst, New York is one of the oldest surviving houses in New York.

New Amsterdam settler, Abraham Riker, for whom nearby Riker’s island is named, built this house originally as a one-room dwelling constructed of wood and fieldstone 1656.

By 1729, Riker’s descendant, Abraham Lent owned the house and added additions to the dwelling. It would see further additions in 1800.

Since 1980, it has been restored by Marion Duckworth Smith and her late husband. It is privately owned, but you can find info about touring the house here.

Know Before You Go..

  • This house is a private residence, so please be respectful of the owner’s property and privacy

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