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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Greenburgh now owns historic Odell House in Hartsdale- played major role in Revolutionary War

On March 4th the deed to the historic Odell House on Ridge Road in Hartsdale passed to the town of Greenburgh! This house, which played a major role in the Revolutionary War, will be restored and turned into a museum. Learn more:www.odellrochambeau.org.

TOWN NOW OWNS HISTORIC ODELL HOUSE--TITLE TURNED OVER TO GREENBURGH ON MARCH 4TH

 

 

The Town of Greenburgh is now the official owner of Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters!  The house is located on Ridge Road in Hartsdale. We have worked with members of the community for several years to achieve this goal and are so happy to know that this house, an important part of American history, is on its way to restoration.  The House is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

 

The work will begin immediately. An architectural firm has already been chosen to design the structural work that needs to be done first. The work should take about a month to complete. From that design, the contract for the contractors to do the actual stabilization work will go out for bid. We are hopeful that the designated contractor will start work by the beginning of June!

 

The town  received a grant from NY State of $600,000 in December for the restoration work. Now we need to begin matching that grant with another $600,000.

The Friends of the Odell, a 501c3 tax exempt  organization  are working hard to secure grants and foundation donations but we need help since the state required the town to raise the additional $600,000 as a condition to the grant.  Many people are interested in restoring this historic house. If you’d like more information about the Friends of the Odell please visit their website  www.odellrochambeau.org. 

 

 All donations are fully tax deductible. It’s important that future generations understand the important role the house played during the Revolutionary War. We want to tell the story of the  Philipseburg Encampment and the French American alliance. It will be a major stop on the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, a wonderful museum, a source of pride and a place of learning for all of us. 

 

SAVE THE DATE: The final announcement is mark your calendars for June 14th for Odell House Colonial Day. Sponsored by the Town and organized by the Friends, it will be a family day to learn about Colonial times, to see a militia in action and to meet George Washington and General Rochambeau! 

 

Please help us achieve our goal and  get involved with the Friends of the Odell. Learn about the important role  Greenburgh & Westchester played in winning the Revolutionary War and securing the liberty and freedom we all hold so dear.

 

Paul Feiner

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