Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Manhattanville College
Original/Historic Place Name: Gatehouse
Location on Campus: at main entrance to campus
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
ca. 1860s?original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: stone
Walls: stone; wood
Roof: shingle, slate
ca. 1860other (gatehouse)
ca. 2005private residence (faculty member residence)

Significance: architecture
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Part of the original group of buildings on Ophir Farm estate, the Gatehouse has the mansard roof that was also a feature of the original Ophir Castle built by Ben Holladay, which burned in 1888.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Selected original estate plans in architectural collections. Blueprints. Archives, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Unknown
—details: Director of Community Relations.

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