John G. Bell

John G. Bell (HM2ARU)

Location: Orangeburg, NY 10962 Rockland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 2.169', W 73° 55.681'

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Noted naturalist-taxidermist John Graham Bell (1812-89) and his wife, Ann Briggs Bell (1820-94), lived here. Mr. Bell was a pioneer in taxidermy and friend and associate of leading naturalists and ornithologists of his day. In 1843 he traveled with John James Audubon up the Missouri River to collect specimens and information for Audubon's final project. Two birds are named after him: Bell's Vireo and Bell's Sparrow. At his shop on Broadway in lower Manhattan, he gave lessons in taxidermy to 13-year-old Theodore Roosevelt. The original 1756 Dutch sandstone house has been greatly altered and expanded. The property includes a rare Anglicized Dutch barn. Since 1981 the house, remaining a residence, has been a location for filming television shows, commercials and movies.
Year Placed2018
Placed ByHistorical Society of Rockland County; Sponsored by Douglas House, Inc
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Date Added Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 590106 N 4543323
Decimal Degrees41.03615000, -73.92801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.169', W 73° 55.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 10.14" N, 73° 55' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 275 Kings Hwy, Orangeburg NY 10962, US
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