13 Main Street

Dutch Reformed Church 1853

Standing at the end of the old Main Street, the Church's traditional white spire is visible for miles around. Built in 1853, it replaces the original stone church erected in 1801 halfway up the street. (some of the foundation stones are from the first church). The interior is in keeping with the early architecture: the pews were privately-owned, each having its own nameplate on the short doors, still in place.

17 Main Street

Crispell House (Parsonage) 1790

Purchased by the Church Consistory in 1839. Narrow stairway, off the kitchen, leads to what was once the slave quarters.

Main Street

Dr. Richard TenEyck House 1780

Allegedly a stop on the underground railroad in pre-Civil War Days.

Main Street

Bevier House 1730

The Bevier Family was one of the original settlers.

Main Street

DuMond House 1745

Called the Guard House, it was used to imprison the spy, Lt. Daniel Taylor, who was hanged from a sweet apple tree across the road.

Main Street

Polly Crispell Cottage 1735

Lower level of this house was supposedly a blacksmith shop. In the chimneys were iron spikes that the Dutch believed would keep out witches.

Burial Ground Late 1600's

Old Hurley burying ground is one of the oldest in the County. Settled by the Dutch prior to 1660. Contains many field stones, some of which are inscribed in the Dutch language, and very many with no inscriptions. This ground is in good condition. The earliest decipherable stone is 1715.

Main Street

Elmendorf House late 1600's

Believed to be the oldest house, known as the Half-Moon Tavern in Revolutionary Days.

52 Main Street

Col. Jonathan Elmendorf House Between 1783-1790

A relative, Conradt Elmendorf, married Arientze Von den Burgh VanBuren in 1704. Arientze's child by a previous marriage, Tobias VanBuren, was one of the forebears of President Martin VanBuren, born in Kinderhook near Albany. Purchased by the Hurley Heritage Society in September of 2000 for use as our Museum.

Main Street

Van Deusen House 1723

Served as temporary capitol of New York State during the Revolution. After the burning of Kingston, the Council of Safety met in the dining room from November 18th to December 17, 1777. Cadwallader Colden the noted Tory, was confined here under house arrest that same year.

Main Street

Nieuw Dorp 1730

A wheelwright used to live here. His wrighting stone is now a doorstep. While a larger one covers the well.

Hurley Avenue

Houghtaling House 1708

In 1782, when it was a tavern, General George Washington was given a public reception here.

Hurley Avenue

Besimer House 1795

Typical of a one-room Dutch stone house which has been added to over the years.

Hurley Avenue

Abram Elmendorf House 1780

One of the last stone houses built, architecture is three-story English rather than Dutch.

Hurley Avenue

Hardenberg House 1818

Last of the original stone houses built.

539 Hurley Avenue

Schepmoes House 1804

Replaced the original house which was burned by the British in 1777. Built by one of the few Frencch Hugeuenots who settled here.

Schoolhouse Road

Col. Gerardus Hardenberg House 1750

Original grant for this land was conferred by King George II in 1750. Believed the famous Negro evangelist, Sojourner Truth, was a slave here in 1775.

Old Route 209

Houghtaling House

Probably built in the late 1790's

Old Route 209

DuBois House 1747

Original one-room house was built in 1747 by Johannis DuBois and later expanded in 1780. At one time there was a tavern here.

464 Old Route 209

Hurley Patentee Manor
Cornelius Cool House

Combines a 17th century Dutch cottage (1696) and an 18th century English country manor (1745), one of the few of English design in the Hudson Valley.

Old Route 209

William P. Cole House late 1600's

The front door opens by a rare brass heart-shaped knocker and latch combination.

Evergreen Lane

Brink House 1745

Land was leased from the Governor under King Charles II in 1661 by Lambert Hybertse. In 1708, the son of Lambert assumed the name Brinck (Brink). The stone walls of the original house can be seen, the brick addition was added in 1842.

Wynkoop Road

Wyncoop House 1676

Land bought in 1663. First house built by 1676, later another house was built around the original. Col. Cornelius D. Wyncoop was killed by his slave in 1790.

Hurley Mountain Road

Captain Newkirk House before 1750

Located on a steep bank, it afforded natural protection for the early inhabitants.

Hurley Mountain Road

Mattys TenEyck House 1722

Original two rooms built in 1733, two more added and roof turned in 1750, and kitchen wing added in 1823. First water-powered sawmill built on this site. The dam is still in existence.

Hurley Mountain Road

Newkirk House 1770

Property was purchased jointly by Garrit Newkirk and Mattys TenEyck in 1709 for the purpose of erecting a mill. In 1712 Mr. TenEyck sold four acres, including the house, to Mr. Newkirk.

Hurley Mountain Road

Garrit Newkirk House 1769

Presumably built by Garrit Newkirk, the house has inscribed in stone over one of
the doors "GNK 1769".