Why is this building significant?
Built on land the Pell family had owned since 1654, this three-story Greek Revival mansion, set in a lush landscape, offers an opportunity to experience 19th-century country living. Inside, a freestanding spiral stairway links ground-floor parlors with bedrooms upstairs, all outfitted with period furnishings. In 1888 the children of Robert Bartow—a Pell descendent who built the house—sold the estate to New York City, and it was submerged into the new Pelham Bay Park, the City’s largest park.
What did the New York Landmarks Conservancy do?
We provided a total of $26,000 in emergency grants, including one for damage from 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.