|Nearest city Black River, New York|
NRHP Reference # 74001245
Area 5 ha
Added to NRHP 11 July 1974
Architectural style Neoclassical architecture
|Address 69-, 99 Leray Dr, Fort Drum, NY 13603, United States|
Similar Adirondack Mountains, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Hotel Pennsylvania, Madison Square Garden
LeRay Mansion, also known as James LeRay Mansion Complex and Jules Payen Estate, is a historic home located northeast of the village of Black River in Jefferson County, New York. It is a Classical Revival style structure. It consists of a 47 foot by 54 foot main block flanked by two one story wings of 19 feet by 27 feet. The main block is believed to have been built in 1806-1808 and the wings added 1821-1823. It features an entrance portico supported by four Ionic columns.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and has been described as "one of the most beautiful houses in America."
The Mansion is located within the US Army's Fort Drum. According to the Fort Drum webpages, "The Mansion, servant's quarters, and farm manager's house are used for Visiting Officer's Quarters and are managed by the Directorate of Community Activities (DCA). The Mansion is also used by protocol for formal military events and celebrations. DCA has provided the Mansion with period appropriate furnishings. DCA and Cultural Resources work together for the preservation and appreciation of Fort Drum's most valued historic resource."