The road that leads south from the Homestead’s farm complex to Route 22 was called the Farm Road. Some of the trees you see there are the remnant of a row of horse chestnut trees planted before 1821 by John Jay’s son, William. William’s son, John Jay II, planted elm trees among the horse chestnuts later in the 19th century. The 9 ½ foot tall brick piers at the foot of the road are identical to the entrance for Lyon Ridge Road, which had at one time been the original entrance to John Jay’s Bedford estate.
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