8. French Hill Farm, Yorktown Heights
In the French Hill section of Donald J. Trump State Park, you’ll find various remnants leftover from the 550-acre estate of William Delavan Baldwin, a prominent member of the Otis Elevator Company. Known as French Hill Farm, The Yonkers Herald describes a “pretty,” “low rambling cottage” with a “flower-bordered flagged pathway” that “leads to the main door of the home.” Baldwin had homes in New York City, Greenwich, and Stamford, Connecticut before he purchased French Hill Farm in 1923. He would die at the estate of a sudden heart attack seven years later.
All of the structures on the property were torn down by 2016 including the main house, barns, swimming pool, and tennis court, though you can still see vestiges of them today. As you pass the entrance kiosk of Trump State Park, you come across the remnants of a stone wall. There are also wide stone steps and the floor of the tennis court. Random stone pavers peak through the grass.