"THE GLEBE HOUSE" Poughkeepsie Things to Do Tip by moiraistyx
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The Glebe House was built in 1767 for the first Anglican rector in Poughkeepsie, John Beardsley. Reverend Beardsley was forced to leave Poughkeepsie in 1777 due to his loyalist views. He lived in exile in Canda for the remainder of the American Reveolution. The word Glebe means land held by the church for use by the rector. The Glebe House is a one and a half story stone building. It has 3 bedrooms, a parlor, a study, and a keeping room. This is a wonderful example of an 18th century colonial home. The Glebe House originally stood on 26 acres of land.
Address: 635 Main Street
Directions: Take exit 18 on the New York State Thruway. Take 299 South to Route 9W South. Cross the Mid Hudson Bridge and continue on routes 44 & 55 East for three miles to Worral Avenue. Go left and go one block to Main Street. Go left on Main Street go to address.
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