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King Manor

King Manor
NYC Landmark No. 0145, 0923
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LocationJamaica, Queens, New York, NY
Coordinates40°42′11″N 73°48′14″W / 40.70306°N 73.80389°W / 40.70306; -73.80389Coordinates: 40°42′11″N 73°48′14″W / 40.70306°N 73.80389°W / 40.70306; -73.80389
Built1806
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference No.74001295
NYCL No.0145, 0923
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 2, 1974[1]
Designated NHLDecember 2, 1974[2]
Designated NYCLApril 19, 1966 (exterior)
March 23, 1976 (interior)

King Manor, also known as the Rufus King House, is a historic house at 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. It was the home of Rufus King, a signatory of the United States Constitution, New York state senator, and ambassador to Great Britain immediately after the American Revolution.[3] Descendants of King's family lived in the house until 1896 when Rufus' granddaughter Cornelia King died and the house was sold to the Village of Jamaica. When Jamaica, along with the western half of Queens became part of the City of Greater New York, the house and the property were turned over to the New York City Parks Department which re-designated the land as "Rufus King Park."

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][4][5]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "King Manor". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-11. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Rufus Biography Archived 2008-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Post, Robert C. (June 28, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: King Manor" (pdf). National Park Service.
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: King Manor—Accompanying photos" (pdf). National Park Service. 1973.