Huguenot Street: New Paltz, NY

Hugeonot House In New Paltz, NY

Historic Huguenot Street features seven unique stone houses dating to the early 1700s built by French Huguenot settlers. Huguenots from Northern France and modern day Belgium purchased 40,000 acres of land in the Mid-Hudson Valley from the Esopus Indians in the late 17th century. Small communities developed and thrived in the valley including New Paltz.

I went to college in New Paltz and would walk by these houses just about everyday. I was fascinated by the history and architecture of the buildings. The windows and shutters feel Dutch and different from anything I had ever seen in New England. Check out the green painted window frames in the room above. I wonder the real history of painting wood green? I’ll have to investigate…

Historic Huguenot Street
18 Broadhead Avenue
New Paltz, NY
huguenotstreet.org

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Stone House in New Paltz, NY


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Stone House in New Paltz, NY

Huguenot Street
Field Near Hugenot Street

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9 Comments

  1. I don’t think that my family’s branch were in the Hudson Valley but I was aware of the settlement there while doing research on them. My family’s branch settled in the Boston area and eventually ended up in rural, northern NY state.

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  2. I’ve been interested in seeing this collection of houses ever since I found out about my own family’s Huguenot heritage. I love the stone work on the exterior.

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  3. Like Brittany Noel, I’ve been to Greenfield Village….what a fabulous place. I haven’t been to New York, however, and really hope to do that one of these days. I live on the West Coast…we obviously don’t have historic buildings like these. :-0

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  4. I don’t know about the green windows, but I think that first room could use some serious joist sistering or something.

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  5. these look so beautiful. makes me wish i was at greenfield village right now! to be immersed in true, living history… nothing quite like it, huh?

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  6. Thanks for the shout out! It is always great to hear good things about our site. While we’re open most of the year, the next couple of week will be a particularly good time to visit — we’re full of autumn colors!

    Richard Heyl de Ortiz
    Director of Public Programs
    Historic Huguenot Street

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  7. I love it there. We went a few years ago and I’m thinking we might head back up that way next week before all of the fall colors are gone. Thanks for sharing!

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