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Jacob Purdy House

Used during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington as a headquarters command post, this circa-1720 farmhouse is now the headquarters of the White Plains Historical Society.

1-914-328-1776
60 Park Ave.
White Plains, NY 10603
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Used during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington as a headquarters command post, this circa-1720 farmhouse is now the headquarters of the White Plains Historical Society. The home was constructed prior to 1730, was repaired and restored in the 1960s, and was moved to its present location in 1973. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 

Washington used the Purdy house as his headquarters in 1778 and possibly in 1776 during the Battle of White Plains of the American Revolutionary War. It was originally constructed by Samuel Horton and was purchased by Jacob Purdy's father, Samuel Purdy in 1730. It came into the possession of Jacob Purdy about 1785, in the aftermath of the war when some of the family had fled as United Empire Loyalists.
 

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