The North Lawn

The North Lawn (HMGEK)

Location: Katonah, NY 10536 Westchester County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 15.101', W 73° 39.632'

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John Jay Homestead

From the top of this hill, the highest point on the property, much of the original Jay estate could be seen. During the early 1900s, the jays built a grass tennis court here. The court was later used for croquet. Across the fields to the south of the main house on another promontory once stood the 1852 home of John Jay's grandson, John Jay II.

In 1925, Eleanor Jay Iselin, the great-great-granddaughter of John Jay built a children's playhouse for her son Arthur Iselin, Jr. Today, a reconstructed playhouse contains a small exhibit on the structure's restoration.

There was no garden in the courtyard when the Jays and Iselins lived here. Today, the Hopp Ground Garden Club maintains a garden here for the benefit of those who are unable to enjoy the unpaved gardens located in other areas of the site. This garden includes plant materials from these other gardens.
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Marker Number10
Placed ByFriends of the Jay Homestead
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612222 N 4567561
Decimal Degrees41.25168333, -73.66053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.101', W 73° 39.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 6.06" N, 73° 39' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)914, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Jay St, Katonah NY 10536, US
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