As residents of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, we’re very fortunate to have history at our fingertips. It lives in the green hills that comprise our landscape, within the waters of the majestic Hudson River, and among the miles of rail lines, roads and nature trails that serve as the veins of our area. Three Houlihan Lawrence agents recently played a hand in the area's history as Toni Bessone and Sarah French of our Bronxville office had the distinction of representing the owner in the sale of a historically-designated house within the Village while Lisa DeFonce of Rye represented the buyer who purchased the home.
Regarded as the “oldest house in the Village” of Bronxville by the Anne Hutchinson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), 339 Pondfield Road served as a military outpost during the War of 1812. The plaque on the home states that Abijah Morgan mustered on the site with Jonathan Varian’s regiment under the command of Captain Lawrence Davenport of New Rochelle.
Also known as the “The Abijah Morgan House,” the home’s first recorded sale occurred in 1811, but the ownership of the land by the Morgan family dates back to 1760. Today 339 Pondfield is a single family residence that will forever live in the history books of Bronxville.