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Martens House

The Martens House in Shrub Oak was designated last week as an official Yorktown landmark. This significant identification was announced by Mr. George Groht, Chairman of the Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Committee. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Martens had earlier made official application for such designation. After investigation, which is routine in any case of application, the old house was chosen as meeting two qualifications for marking: the state of its preservation as one of the earliest houses in this area, and its having been the residence of Colonel Hyatt of the American militia during the days of the American Revolution.

At a time yet to be announced, Mr. and Mrs. Martens will receive the official certificate of landmarking. Mr. Groht further stated that he hopes more Yorktowners who own, or who have knowledge of landmarks, write to him (or get in touch with members of the Committee). The address for application and inquiry is : Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Committee, Town Hall, Town of Yorktown, Yorktown Heights, New York, 10598.

Source: The Yorktowner , Vol. 4 No. 49, October 7, 1970, "Martens House," unknown author [also know as "Hyatt House"]

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