Stephen Tyng Mather HomeEdit profile
Stephen Tyng Mather Home, also known as The Mather Homestead, was the home of Stephen Tyng Mather, the American industrialist and conservationist, who championed the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 and served as its first director. Mather (1867–1930) served as director from 1916 until ill health forced him to resign in 1929. The main house was built in 1778 by his great grandfather, Deacon Mather. Stephen Mather often lived elsewhere, but regarded this house as his true home. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963. As Stephen Tyng Mather House, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The landmark includes three adjacent land parcels owned by Mather, plus a family cemetery in which Mather is buried. At some later time, the property was still owned by his descendants.