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Valentine-Varian House
The Bronx County Historical Society, 3309 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx, NY 10467, **Actual site location: 3266 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx**
Built in 1758 near the old Boston Post Road, linking Boston and New York, this Georgian home was lived in by a blacksmith (Valentine) and later a butcher (Varian) and was so near fighting in the Revolution that its first owner was forced to abandon it. Now home to the Museum of Bronx History. Focuses on early NY history, from Indian, Dutch, through Revolution.

Administrator: Bronx County Historical Society
Access: Sat: 10-4, Sun 1-5; Group tours during the week by appointment
Fees: $2
Phone: 718-881-8900
URL: http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org
Category: Historic Houses/Sites
Subject: Architecture , Ethnicity & Immigration , New York & the World
Time Period: English to American Revolution , Indian , Dutch


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