The kitchen addition mimicked the semi-octagonal shape of the principal rooms on the ground floor of the house, but it destroyed the house's intended perfect symmetry.
|A. J. Davis journal entry, September 17, 1849. Avery Fine Arts Library, Columbia University|
|A. J. Davis 1849 drawing of west elevation. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
The Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Estate was designated a National Historic Landmark in July 2003 for its association with the prominent 19th-century American architect Alexander Jackson Davis. The Bronson House is the earliest surviving example of the Hudson River "bracketed style" originated by Davis.
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