Private Tour of John Ellis Roosevelt's Home
Sunday October 1, 2023, at Meadow Croft 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Enjoy a private tour of Meadow Croft, the former summer estate of John Ellis Roosevelt (cousin of Theodore Roosevelt) and his family. Meadow Croft comprises a 19th-century farmhouse, a Colonial Revival addition designed by Sayville architect Isaac H. Green, Jr., and several additional structures, including a carriage house, an auto house, a caretaker’s cottage, and a swimming pool.
Meadow Croft is now owned by Suffolk County and is part of the Suffolk County Parks Department. The care and restoration is shared by the Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association, which used John E. Roosevelt's ledgers, family photos, and evidence left in the house to develop a furnishing report that became a guide to restoring the house. Reproduction wallpaper and carpets were purchased, as well as period antiques. The Roosevelt family donated original pieces, most notably a beautiful grand piano. The Loughlin family returned the original dining room table and chairs, at which President Roosevelt had lunch with the family in 1903.
For more on the history of Meadow Croft, please visit https://bayportbluepointheritage.org/history-of-meadow-croft/.
Please arrive at 10:20 am so that the tour can start promptly!
299 Middle Road, Sayville, NY
Cost: $5 per person