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September 26, 2013

Gala to save Cooper's house planned

A gala dinner, silent auction and historical presentation will be held at the Larchmont Shore Club in Larchmony N.Y. on Oct. 3 to raise money for the preservation of the 1792 DeLancey-Cooper House.

The event will be hosted by the Mamaroneck Historical Society and friends of the 1792 DeLancey-Cooper House.

Located in Mamaroneck, a village in Westchester County, the house was where author James Fenimore Cooper married his wife, Susan DeLancey, in 1811. The couple lived there with DeLancey’s family for several years.

The home is currently for sale, and preservationists are worried that it will be purchased by developers who would tear it down.

Some of the items that have been donated for the silent auction are:

- A week at a cottage in the Berkshires.

- Four tickets to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

- Lenox candlesticks.

- Golf for two at Bonnie Briar.

- Three hours of architectural consultation.

The effort to save the house was started by Carol Akin, a middle school teacher and part-time resident of Cooperstown.

Those wishing to attend the gala event should call 914-934-2983 or email

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