Hewlett House

Hewlett House
Hewlett House

86 East Rockaway Road, Hewlett

The Hewlett Homestead was built circa 1740 by the descendents of George Hewlett, the first of his family on Long Island. The home, which sits on its original site, exhibits many architectural features of the Dutch colonial influence and is one of only about a dozen surviving old Dutch houses on Long Island. It is listed on the 1936 Historic American Buildings Survey and has National Register of Historic Places significance.

The homestead was willed by the late Ceresies Hewlett to the Hewlett-Woodmere School District in 1974 and was later sold by the School District to Nassau County in the late 1990s. The building has since been restored and is now occupied by the not-for-profit group One-in-Nine, a breast cancer awareness and support group.

The Town of Hempstead is proud to have this significant remnant of its architectural history among its designated landmarks.