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Group Wants to Save Delancey House

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It is one of the oldest buildings in Westchester, and is where early American author James Fenimore Cooper, who wrote Last of the Mohicans and many other works, was married to Susan DeLancey in 1811.  It stands at the corner of the Boston Post Road and Fenimore Roads, and for many years has housed a restaurant. Currently it is home of La Piccolo Casa.

The Mamaroneck Historical Society is now launching a fundraising campaign to save the 1792 DeLancey House.  The house is not in imminent danger, but it is for sale. It is not eligible for Federal protection because it was moved from its original site on Heathcote Hill, and because of many modifications to the structure, including a gas station.

The Society wants to assure its preservation after its unsuccessful efforts to save the 1790 Gedney Farm House, also in Mamaroneck Village.

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The fundraising campaign will begin with a Fundraising Breakfast on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at La Piccolo Casa in the DeLancey House, with a brief historical presentation by Mamaroneck Village Historian, Gloria Pritts.

For more information or for reservations for the Breakfast email:  akin400@aol.com or call 914.834-2983.

Contributions may be also made to the Mamaroneck Historical Society DeLancey Fund.  The Mamaroneck Historical Society is a tax- exempt 501 (c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.

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