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Hunter Island

Hunter Island bears the name of former owner John Hunter, an auctioneer, and collector of fine objects. Hunter's Mansion, built between 1803 and 1811, was constructed and landscaped at great cost. In 1839, President Martin Van Buren was Hunter's guest to view his vast art collection. The mansion sat at the highest point on the island where traces of Hunter's gardens still remain.




image of hunter island
Malcolm Pinckney