Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Gatehouse

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Institution Name: Manhattanville College
Original/Historic Place Name: Gatehouse
Location on Campus: at main entrance to campus
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1860s?original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: stone
Walls: stone, wood
Roof: shingles, slate
 
Function:
ca. 1860other (gatehouse)
ca. 2005private residence (faculty member residence)
 

Narrative:
Part of the original group of buildings on Ophir Farm estate, the Gatehouse has the mansard roof that was also a feature of the original Ophir Castle built by Ben Holladay, which burned in 1888.
 

References:

Selected original estate plans in architectural collections. Blueprints. Archives, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

 

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