Matthew Vassar

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9 Vassar Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
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Matthew Vassar
Founder of Vassar College, lived in house on this site for many years.  Now home of Vassar Brothers Home for aged men

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By the State Education Department — 1935

What was there

The home of Matthew Vassar – brewer, merchant, and founder of Vassar College.  The current Italianate structure replaced his home and was completed in 1880 to provide housing for men who were aged 65 or older, Protestant and residents of New York State.

What is there now

The Italianate 1880’s structure still exists and is home to the Dutchess County Arts Council.

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Posted: September 26, 2012

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