Woodchuck Lodge

Woodchuck Lodge

Infobox_nrhp | name = Woodchuck Lodge
nrhp_type = nhl

caption = Boyhood rock and grave of John Burroughs
location = Burroughs Road, Roxbury, NY
lat_degrees = 42 | lat_minutes = 17 | lat_seconds = 47.18 | lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 74 | long_minutes = 35 | long_seconds = 2.52 | long_direction = W
locmapin = New York
area =
built =1908
architect= Curtis Burroughs
architecture= No Style Listed
designated= December 29, 1962cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=368&ResourceType=Building
title=Woodchuck Lodge|date=2007-09-23|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = October 15, 1966cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private

Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.

"In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs, who had built a cabin "Woodchuck Lodge" John's nephew, John C, the sun of Curtis Burroughs, ran the farm from the main house." [ [http://academic2.marist.edu/foy/esopus/essays/john_burroughs.htm John Burroughs -- Naturalist of West Park] ]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/66000512.pdf National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Woodchuck Lodge (John Burroughs Home) National Historic Landmark] |1.02 MiB |author=Constance M. Greiff|date=July 26, 1985|publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/66000512.pdf "Accompanying 10 photos, exterior and interior, from 1985."] |1.74 MiB ]

ee also

* Riverby
* Slabsides


External links

* [http://nysparks.state.ny.us/sites/info.asp?siteID=15 John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site, at NYSOPRHP]
* [http://www.roxburyny.com/visit/history/woodchuck_lodge.html Woodchuck Lodge, at...]
* [http://wakerobin.org/pages/Time_and_Change_hyper_files/photo_pages/Woodchuck_Lodge.html Woodchuck Lodge, includes photo]

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