Jewish Heritage Report
Vol. II, Nos. 1-2 / Spring-Summer 1998
Gomez House

Hudson Valley’s Gomez House Open

The Gomez Mill House, scenically situated in New York’s Hudson River Valley is known as the oldest extant Jewish house in the United States.  It is now open to the public after nearly three centuries in private hands.  Built in 1714 by Luis Moses Gomez, a Sephardic merchant/trader who served as the first president of Shearith Israel (the mother congregation of North America), the Gomez House marks the beginning of the little-known Jewish pioneer experience in America, and manifests the presence of pre-Revolutionary Jews in the Hudson River Valley.  The house is located on Mill House Road in Marlboro, New York.

A recent capital project at the site involved rebuilding the dam and placing a bridge across Jews Creek.  This is expected to protect the rear of an adjoining mill for another 100 years.

For more information, call the Gomez Foundation for Mill House at (212) 880- 3354, or consult on-line www.gomez.org.  For a calendar of events and membership information, call (914) 236-3126  --MG
 

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