The structure that became the Bowne House was built around 1661, and was expanded by John Bowne in 1669 and 1680, as his family grew and prospered. The present footprint of the house was completed in 1695.
The Bowne House
Based on a Dutch plan but employing English building techniques, the house represents a blend of the two main architectural traditions of colonial New York. The last alterations were made in the 19th century. The Bowne House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a New York City landmark.