6. William Sidney Mount House

William Sydney Mount House

The WIlliam Sidney Mount House, at 1556 Stony Brook Road, was the long-time home of artist William Sidney Mount, a contemporary of the Hudson River School best known for his genre paintings. Works of his life The Painter’s TriumphCider Making, and Caught Napping are currently located in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Museum respectively.

The home was built in 1725 and enlarged in 1810, notable for its yellow exterior. Mount’s grandfather Eleazer Hawkins originally built the original home as a tavern, yet it soon after became Mount’s art studio. 2-1/2 story wood-frame home features a gabled roof and shingled exterior, and it was added to the NRHP in 1965. The home is now owned by the Long Island Museum and occasionally is open for tours.