Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
In March 1831, Ezra married Mary Ann Wood (1811-1891). Soon after, while he was working for mill owner Jeremiah Beebe, Ezra acquired land near Fall Creek and built a small house that came to be called "The Nook." All of his children were born here, and four of them died while the family owned the residence. They were buried on the hill nearby, and the grave location later became the site of the Cornell Mausoleum in Lake View Cemetery.
The house was torn down in the early 1960s and replaced with the current apartment complex on the property.
Cornell University's online exhibit, "'I Would Found an Institution': The Ezra Cornell Bicentennial," contains two additional view of The Nook.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ezra Cornell Historic Tour