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The 1890 House Museum

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The 1890 House Museum in Cortland, New York is a late 19th century, limestone, mansion that was built for local industrialist Chester F Wickwire. The 15000 square foot chateauesque residence was designed by architect Samuel B Reed and finished with Victorian stained glass windows, oak and cherry woodwork and ornate stenciling. On a visit to New York City in June of 1888, Mr Wickwire was so impressed by James A Bailey's stone mansion, that he hired Samuel B Reed to design a mirror image. Check out the James A Bailey House → - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1890/00/00 Samuel B Reed Architect A grand limestone mansion is built for industrialist Chester F Wickwire

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Particulars for The 1890 House Museum:
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Chateauesque
Building Type Mansion
Historic Use Single dwelling

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