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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

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Valentine Varian House

Bainbridge Ave. bet. Van Cortlandt Ave.

Bronx

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The Valentine-Varian House was built ca. 1758, when carriages traveled the nearby Boston Post Road through a Bronx that was still mostly farmland. It stands today as the borough’s second oldest house. Isaac Valentine, a blacksmith and farmer who bought this parcel of land from the Dutch Reformed Church, built the two-story fieldstone house in 1758. The home then stood one block south across Bainbridge Avenue. During the Revolutionary War (1776-1783), Valentine and his family had to abandon their home, which was occupied by British, Hessian, and American troops. The house, close in proximity to cannons clustered on a nearby hill, miraculously survived several fierce battles.

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Valentine Varian House Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
    26°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F

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