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*Due to inclement weather this tour has been moved from its original date of Saturday, October 27, to Saturday, November 3, 12-1pm.

Clear Comfort (a.k.a. the Alice Austen House) was built in 1690 as a one-room Dutch farmhouse. In 1844 it was purchased by John Haggerty Austen, Alice Austen’s grandfather. Alice Austen herself moved there as a young girl in the late 1860s with her mother, Alice Cornell Austen, after the two were abandoned by Alice’s father. In 1917, Gertrude Tate moved in, and the two lived together until financial problems forced them to move in 1945. When they left, the house fell into disrepair until a group of concerned citizens saved it from demolition in the 1960s. The house successfully gained status as a historic landmark and was restored in the mid-1980s.

Original Architect: Unknown

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Organized by
Center for Architecture
Image courtesy of Floto + Warner, 2015.
Saturday, 11/03
12pm to 1pm
Location
Alice Austen House
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