Peter Faneuil - originally from New Rochelle!

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Real Estate Agent with Houlihan Lawrence #30RO0980081

We all know that there is a Faneuil Hall in Boston, built in 1742 by the wealthy French merchant, Peter Faneuil. Did you know that he was born in New Rochelle on June 20, 1700? His wealthy parents fled France after the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and Benjamin Faneuil had traveled to America some 10 years earlier, married Anne Bureau in 1699, and sired three daughters and two sons.

Having first arrived in Massachusetts, and in liking that area, Benjamin's brother, Andrew, made Boston his permanent home. Peter, Andrew, and Benjamin Jr. moved to Boston after Peter’s father died when Peter was 18 years of age. Andrew became one of Boston's wealthiest merchants, and Peter helped his brother -in law, Henry Phillips, escape to France after he killed Benjamin Woodbridge in Boston’s first ever duel.

Having mentioned all of this, I would be rather remiss if I didn't mention that there is simply wonderful red brick colonial just listed at 31 Faneuil Place in New Rochelle. Being offered at $499,000 and featuring 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a wonderful deck, and a two car garage, the fine architectural detailing, new refinished hardwood floors, new oil burner and boiler, updated electrical, and newly painted interior...what are you waiting for?

There will be a public open house on August 14th from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Welcome home!

 

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Debbie Gartner
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Oh cool.  I had no idea.  You are such a wealth of information and for sure the expert on New Rochelle.

August 14, 2011 11:33 AM #1
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Jeremy Wrenn
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So, is Peter's house still in New Rochelle? :)

That's a pretty neat story, and I even had to look up the Edict of Nantes.  Now I understand why they fled after it was revoked!

August 14, 2011 03:49 PM #2
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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Hello G and this is very interesting and it took me a while to find your post with the new URL buttons at AR!

VB ;o)

August 15, 2011 12:21 PM #3
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Gay E. Rosen
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Hi Debbie- well it helps to be as old as these famous people! Ha! G

August 18, 2011 07:12 PM #4
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Gay E. Rosen
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Hi Jeremy: No, not to my knowledge - more the pity! G

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Gay E. Rosen
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Hi VB-  I have noticed the buttons.. have been involved with clients and have to catch up! Best, G

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