Preservationists are still “desperately” trying to save the 320 year old Gedney Farm House at 734 E. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck from imminent demolition by its owner, the Rye Neck School District.
Carol Akin, with Concerned Citizens for the Gedney Farm House, says advocates need to immediately come up with either $2,500 a month for maintenance costs, or a buyer for the property to thwart the District’s plan to raze it.
The house, built in the 1790s and one of the oldest in the area, dates back to George Washington’s first term as president.
“Our deepest desire is that someone will come forward,” Akin says. “We are looking for any glimmer of hope.”
The District has to put the building out to bid; it cannot give it away to a taker willing to move it off the property. Someone is interested in buying and relocating the house, but has yet to free up all the funding necessary, Akin says.
The house is not on the National Register of Historic Places or otherwise protected.
photos: june marie sobrito