One of the outstanding old homes in Gardiner is the Josiah Hasbrouck House, which is popularly known as Locust Lawn, a Federal-style residence that dates to about 1814. It is adjacent to the 1738 Evert Terwilliger homestead on the bank of Plattekill Creek.
With a stone entrance and wall on the right and surrounded by a white fence on a large piece of land, Locust Lawn looked in the 1860 albumen silver print image more like an estate than a local residence. A successful local politician and congressman, Hasbrouck and his descendants resided in the home until 1959 when it was gifted to the Huguenot Historical Society. However, in 2010, HHS feeling that this Hasbrouck home was beyond their mission transferred ownership to Locust Grove, a Poughkeepsie-based historic preservation institution that owns and manages the Morse-Young home.
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