Architecture Around the World

Rose Hill Mansion

Route 96A, Geneva, New York
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Rose Hill Official Home Page)

The Rose Hill Mansion is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival Architecture in the United States.

Built in 1839, the mansion has 26 rooms, of which 21 are furnished in the then-popular Empire style, and are open to the public. Great effort has been made to have as many furnishings as possible original to the house. Other pieces are original to the period with most dating from about 1820 to 1850, the height of the Empire Period.

The Rose Hill facility includes the mansion, a carriage house (Reception Center), several other outbuildings, and extensive grounds highlighted by a beautiful boxwood garden.

The restoration of the entire property began in 1965 and by 1968 the mansion was open to the public. In 1974, Rose Hill Mansion was recognized by the "National Trust for Historic Preservation" for its meticulous attention to period detail throughout the mansion and grounds.

The house is open from the first of May through the end of October.


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Balustrade

Belvedere

Honeysuckle

Ionic column with volutes

Bottom two windows pull up to ceiling

 

Bell tower

Right side of house with attached patio (originally a room)

Rear of house. Porches for servants

Patio and rear of house

Cupola

Ionic column



Photos and their arrangement © 2001 Chuck LaChiusa
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