Sands Ring Homestead

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180 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518
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Sands Ring Home
Built c. 1760 by Nathaniel Sands for his son David who operated a mercantile store on the site.
First meeting place of Cornwall Quakers.

Erected

The State Education Department – 1951

What was there

Originally the home of the Sands family from 1760 (Nathaniel Sands) to 1907 (Benjamin Ring Davis). From about 1770 to 1790 a large room is used as a meeting place for Quakers. For a time around 1783, the first floor served as a general store.

What is there now

The original home is now oldest Dutch colonial houses still standing in the Hudson Valley. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town maintains the property and the state runs educational programs and operates the home as a museum.

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Posted: December 27, 2011

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