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Historic Places in Yates County

Angus Cobblestone Farmhouse and Barn Complex

612 State Rt. 14

Hamlet of Angus, Town of Benton

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Unknown

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1949

Ownership: Private

Jonathan Bailey House

Bath Rd.

Town of Milo

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Gregorian

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Barden Cobblestone Farmhouse

2492 Ferguson Corners Rd.

Town of Benton

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Unknown

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1924

Ownership: Private

Bates Cobblestone Farmhouse

5521 Rt. 364

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect: Unknown

Style: Mid 19th Century Revival

Period: 1825-1949

Ownership: Private

Peter Bitley House

W. Lake Rd. (State Rt. 54A)

Town of Jerusalem

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Thomas Bitley House

Lake St.

Town of Jerusalem

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Samuel Botsford House

County House Rd.

Town of Jerusalem

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership:

John Briggs House

2646 Himrod Rd.

Hamlet of Milo Center

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Federal

Period: 1750-1799

Ownership: Private

John Carr House (Daniel Bostwick House)

State Rt. 245

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect:Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Crooked Lake Outlet Historic District

Keuka Outlet Trail from Penn Yan to Dresden

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Unknown

Style: Not listed

Period: 1750-1949

Ownership: Private

Thomas Bennett Curtis House

Shannon Corners Rd.

Town of Starkey

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Not listed

Style: Gothic Revival

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Jephtha Earl Cobblestone Farmhouse

Old State Rd. north of Johnson Rd.

Town of Benton

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Unknown

Style: Mid 19th Century Revival, Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Esperanza (John Rose House)

3456 State Rt. 54A

Town of Jerusalem

Bluff Point, NY 14478

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

William Evens House

Belknap Hill Rd.

Town of Jerusalem

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

James Fox House

750 Italy Valley Rd.

Town of Italy

Naples, NY 14512

Architect: Not listed

Style: Federal

Period: 1800-1849

Ownership: Private

Garrett Memorial Chapel

Skyline Dr.

Bluff Point, NY 14417

Architect: Mortimer Freehof

Style: Late Gothic Revival

Period: 1925-1949

Ownership: Private

Asabel Green Farm

S. Vine Valley Rd.

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Uriah Hair House

Water St. (Dundee Himrod Rd.)

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Hampstead (Henry Rose House)

3170 State Rt. 54A

Town of Jerusalem

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Uriah Hanford House

W. Lake Rd. (State Rt. 54A)

Town of Jerusalem

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

George Hays House

County House Rd.

Town of Jerusalem

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Jacob Allington

Style: Gothic Revival

Period: 1850-1899

Ownership: Private

Note: The architect, Jacob Allington, may be Jacob Allington & Sons (Jacob, John and Wm. C.) of Railroad Ave. in Elmira, who are listed in the 1891 Elmira City Directory as contractors and builders. There is also a Jacob Allington listed on the July 1, 1863 Yates Co. draft roll for the Town of Milo.

Himrod Baptist Church

Himrod Rd.

Town of Milo

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

James Hobart House

4646 Italy Valley Rd.

Town of Potter

Naples, NY 14512

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Robert Ingersoll Birthplace Museum

61 Main St.

Dresden, NY 14441

Architect: Unknown

Style: Federal

Period: 1825-1899

Ownership: Private

Historic Significance: Associated with Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), a successful attorney, abolitionist, and promoter of women's rights. He was considered one of the great orators of his time. He lived only the first few months of his life in this house at which time his family moved out of the area. The house is now a museum of his life owned by the Council for Secular Humanism. See more information about his life and photos of Ingersoll and the museum.

Italy Valley Methodist Church

Italy Valley Rd.

Town of Italy

Naples, NY 14512

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Lakeview Cemetery

W. Lake Rd.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Albert Davis Taylor

Style: Not listed

Period: 1750-1949

Ownership: Private

Note: According to the National Register, the cemetery is listed because of its "landscape architecture, art, exploration, settlement." The cemetery also contains the graves of many state politicians who died in the 1800s as well as others who were of note locally.

Larzelere Tavern

3858 County House Rd.

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Early Republic, Federal

Period: 1800-1949

Ownership: Private

Note: The tavern was thought to have been built in 1826 and owned by Henry Larzelere, considered one of the early settlers of the area.

J.M. McCloud House

94 Seneca St.

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

Smith McLoud House

Italy Tpk.

Town of Italy

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Note: There is a Smith McCloud on the 1840 census for the Town of Italy and a Smith McLoud on the 1870 census for the same town.

Middlesex Center Methodist Church

Main St.

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect: Not listed

Style: Romanesque

Period: 1875-1899

Ownership: Private

Roderick M. Morrison House (Morrison-Wagener House)

105 Highland Dr.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Tudor Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

William Nichols Cobblestone Farmhouse

Alexander Rd. west of the Jct. with Thistle St.

Town of Benton

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Unknown

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1924

Ownership: Private

John Noyes House

Lakemont Himrod Rd.

Town of Starkey

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1899

Ownership: Private

Overackers Corners Schoolhouse

Vine Valley Rd.

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Note: Henry Overacker and his descendants lived in this area. The brick schoolhouse was built in 1874 to replace a log structure. The building is sometimes open to visitors.

Penn Yan Historic District

bounded by Water, Seneca, Elm, Wagener, Court, Clinton, North, and Main Sts.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Various

Style: Mid 19th Century Revival, late 19th and 20th Century Revivals

Period: 1800-1949

Ownership: Private, Local Govt., Federal

Ezikial Perry House

287 Sherman Hollow Rd.

Town of Jerusalem

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

(Benedict) Arnold Potter House

1445 Voak Rd.

Town of Potter

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Jordon, Robert, Warner and Clark

Style: Georgian

Period: 1750-1924

Ownership: Private

Historic Significance: Associated with (Benedict ) Arnold Potter (1761-1810). Originally from Rhode Island, William and Penelope Hazard Potter came to Yates County with their five children, including Arnold, as part of Jemima Wilkinson's Universal Friends Society. Arnold Potter eventually owned most of the land that now comprises the towns of Middlesex and Potter. His mansion is said to have been built in 1806. See the History of the Town of Middlesex and History of the Town of Potter.

Miles Raplee House

Randall Rd.

Town of Milo

Penn, Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

Sampson Theatre

130-136 E. Elm St.

Penn Yan 14527

Architect:

Style:

Period: 1910

Ownership: Private

Historic Significance: First building in the area constructed exclusively for the purpose of theatre production. The theatre's stage has seen speeches by notable politicians as well as vaudeville, burlesque, and minstrel shows.

Sill Tenant House

3232 State Rt. 54A

Town of Jerusalem

Bluff Point, NY 14478

Architect: Not listed

Style: Not listed

Period: 1850-1899

Ownership: Private

Dr. Henry Spence

Lake-Himrod Rd. north of jct. with Shannon Corners Rd.

Town of Starkey

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Unknown

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1949

Ownership: Private

Spicer-Millard House

Crystal Springs Rd. (Rt. 230)

Town of Barrington

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Not listed

Style: Federal

Period: 1800-1824

Ownership: Private

St Luke's Episcopal Church

W. Lake Rd. (State Rt. 54A)

Town of Jerusalem

Bluff Point, NY 14478

Architect: Not listed

Style: Gothic Revival

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Starkey United Methodist Church

Lakemont Himrod Rd.

Town of Starkey

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Daniel Supplee Cobblestone Farmhouse

4420 Dundee Himrod Rd.

Town of Starkey

Dundee, NY 14837

Architect: Unknown

Style: Greek Revival, Late Victorian

Period: 1825-1899

Ownership: Private

William Swarthout Farm

Bath Rd.

Town of Milo

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1850-1924

Ownership: Private

William Swortz House

Dundee Himrod Rd.

Town of Starkey

Himrod, NY 14842

Architect: Not listed

Style: Stick/Eastlake

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

U.S. Post Office

159 Main St.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: James Knox Taylor

Style: Colonial Revival

Period: 1900-1924

Ownership: Federal

Vine Valley Methodist Church

Robeson Rd.

Middlesex, NY 14507

Architect: Not listed

Style: Queen Anne

Period: 1875-1899

Ownership: Private

Abraham Wagener House

Skyline Dr.

Town of Jerusalem

Bluff Point, NY 14478

Architect: Not listed

Style: Classical Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Note: See a biography of Abraham Wagener.

Charles Wagener House

351 Elm St.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1849

Ownership: Private

Note: Son of Abraham Wagener.

H. Allen Wagener House (Brandywine)

367 W. Lake Rd.

Town of Jerusalem

Bluff Point, NY 14478

Architect: Not listed

Style: Classical Revival

Period: 1925-1949

Ownership: Private

Myron Weaver House

21 S. Main St.

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

Solomon Weaver House

7 S. Main St.

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Italianate

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

Whitaker House

Benton-Torrey Town Line Rd.

Town of Benton

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Late Gothic Revival

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Jemima Wilkinson House (Friend's House)

3912 Friend Hill Rd.

Town of Jerusalem

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Thomas Clark

Style: Federal

Period: 1800-1874

Ownership: Private

Historic Significance: Associated with Jemima Wilkinson (1752-1819). A Quaker by birth, Wilkinson was the first American-born woman to start a religion. Called the Society of Universal Friends, it espoused pacifism, abolitionism, and plain dress. In 1790 she brought 260 followers to the area and set up a utopian community. The community dwindled after Wilkinson's death. See a biography of Wilkinson and "The Universal Friend." See a photo of the house. The Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society owns a collection of Wilkinson memorabilia. The house is currently a private residence and not open to the public.

Sherman Williams House and Fruit Barn

2854 State Rt. 54A

Town of Jerusalem

Bluff Point, NY 14417

Architect: Not listed

Style: Not listed

Period: 1875-1924

Ownership: Private

Historic Significance: The unusual stone barn was once used for grape storage. The house replaces the original, which burned in a fire.

Christopher Willis House

57 Seneca St.

Dresden, NY 14441

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival, Italianate

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

Milton Wilson House

25 Gilbert St.

Rushville, NY 14544

Architect: William S. Middlebrook

Style: Queen Anne

Period: 1900-1949

Ownership: Private

Abner Woodworth House

Flat St.

Town of Benton

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1874

Ownership: Private

Dr. James Wrightman House

48 W. Lake Rd.

Branchport, NY 14418

Architect: Not listed

Style: Queen Anne, Stick/Eastlake

Period: 1850-1874

Ownership: Private

Yates County Courthouse Park District

Main, Court, and Liberty Sts.

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Various

Style: Greek Revival, Pueblo, Romanesque

Period: 1825-1899

Ownership: Private, Local Govt.

Yatesville Methodist Church

Yatesville Rd.

Town of Potter

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Not listed

Style: Greek Revival

Period: 1825-1924

Ownership: Private

Young-Leach Cobblestone Farmhouse and Barn Complex

2601 State Rt. 14

Town of Torrey

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Architect: Unknown

Style: Greek Revival, Federal

Period: 1825-1949

Ownership: Private

 

Updated 28 May 2009 

 

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