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- The Davenport House, built in 1750, served as the headquarters for the 1st Rhode Island Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Under command of Colonel Christopher Greene, they were charged with guarding the Pines Bridge crossing over the Croton River. The house was the site of a surprise attack on May 14, 1781 that resulted in the deaths of Colonel Greene, Major Flagg, and several of their men. The Davenport House was also believed to be a safe house in the Underground Railroad, used to shelter runaway slaves during the 19th century.
- The Town of Yorktown listed the house as a Historic Site on March 2, 1976 (section 15.2, parcel 10, lots 114, 116, with Town Board resolution #145).
- The Davenport House is located on Croton Heights Road across the street from Peter Pratt’s Inn.
- The Town of Yorktown listed the Forge as a Historic Site on March 2, 1976. (section 15.3, parcel 10, lot 36, with Town Board resolution #145)
- The house is located on Croton Heights Road across the street from the Davenport House and next to Peter Pratt’s Inn.
- Architectural aspects indicate that Lane’s Tavern was built in the early 1700’s. This 10-bedroom pre-Revolutionary home is one of the oldest houses still standing in Yorktown.
- The Town of Yorktown listed Lane’s Tavern as a Historic Site on November 16, 1976. (section 12.9, parcel 15, lot 1, with Town Board resolution #636)
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- The house is located on Underhill Avenue just outside Yorktown Heights.