Smithtown Historical Society
The Obadiah Smith House
A fine example of Colonial domestic architecture, the Obadiah Smith House dates from the early 18th century and retains many of its original features. The west end of the house is stone - unusual for Long Island - and forms the back of a huge ten-foot-wide fireplace. A “beehive” oven, reconstructed to match the original, projects from the stone end. Other notable features are the central newel staircase of a type found in Holland and two bridges that provide access to the second floor from a bank behind the house. The site - 853 St. Johnland Road in Kings Park - was originally a waterfront property given by Richard Smith, founder of Smithtown, to his grandson Obadiah. The Obadiah Smith House is on both the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.
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239 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787