Historic Miller House in North White Plains reopens, pays homage to American history

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Westchester County officials and history buffs gathered today on the anniversary of the Battle of White Plains to celebrate the reopening of the historic Elijah Miller House.

The 18th century Rhode Island-style farmhouse reopened after decades of negligence following a long-awaited $3.5 million restoration project.

It is the home of the Elijah and Ann Miller family and contains many historic artifacts. Located along Virginia Road, it is open to the public as a place to pay homage to White Plains' role in American history. The historic house is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the New York State Register of Historic Places.

The home was also at least once occupied by Gen. George Washington. He used it as a Revolutionary War headquarters and command post during the Battle of White Plains.

Carol Clarke's father is a direct descendent of Elijah Miller. She traveled all the way from London to White Plains to join her mother and commemorate their family history.

 

 

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