RYE, N.Y. -- There is much history and culture at the expansive estate, Jay Heritage Center in Rye, the subject of a New York Times article.
America's first Chief Justice John Jay's childhood homestead is immersed in "history, architecture, landscape design and the abolitionist movement," making it a ripe place to visit, said The New York Times.
Jay played optimal roles in history including being opposed early on to slavery, involved in negotiating for the Treaty of Paris that brought the Revolutionary War to a close, and for his input in the Federalist Papers aimed at ratifying the Constitution, said the Times.
The property's "declared landmarks" and include a house for indoor tennis, carriage house, and the Peter Augustus Jay Mansion built where the childhood home of Jay, a 1745 farmhouse, was, according to the New York Times.
The Jay childhood home was demolished by Jay's son in 1836 due to it being damaged in the Revolution, said the Times.