John Ellis Roosevelt Estate
|Location||Middle Road, Sayville, New York|
|Area||86 acres (35 ha)|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival|
|NRHP reference #||87001896|
|Added to NRHP||November 5, 1987|
John Ellis Roosevelt Estate, also known as Meadow Croft, is a historic estate located at Sayville in Suffolk County, New York. The main house, roughly L-shaped, is composed of two distinct parts: the original farmhouse, built about 1850, and now the rear of the house; and the larger, more formal Colonial Revival mansion built 1891-1892 and set perpendicular to it. The original section is a two-story, rectangular farmhouse, sheathed in clapboard and surmounted by a gable roof. The 1891–92 section is a clapboarded, two-story structure with an elaborate facade with generous porch and surmounted by a steeply pitched, truncated hipped roof. Also on the property are contributing carriage house, equipment barn, garage, caretaker's cottage, swimming pool, storage hut, and archaeological sites. The property was purchased by Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (1829–1906) in 1873; his son John Ellis Roosevelt (1853–1939) commissioned the estate.
The Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association has restored the mansion and offers seasonal tours and exhibits of local history.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
- Robert D. Kuhn (September 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: John Ellis Roosevelt Estate". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying 12 photos".
- Sans Soucci Lakes County Park (Suffolk County Department of Parks)
- Meadow Croft - Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association
- Meadowcroft Estate (Suffolk County Department of Parks)
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