The Rutan-Beckett House

The Rutan-Beckett House, built about 1850, was the home of ship builder and New York State Assemblyman William Henry Rutan. It remained in his family until 1910, but after a period of Abandonment, the Beckett family purchased the house and remodeled and modernized it in the 1950s, which is how the house remains today. From its stainless steel Tappan wall oven, orange boomerang design Formica countertops, and authentic furnishings – down to the box of the Beckett Family vacation slides – the Rutan-Beckett House is preserved today as a wonderful example of the popular American decor style of the 1950s. This house is temporarily closed for renovation: visitors are welcome to explore the grounds.