130 E. Mill (now Court) Street

HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations

130 E. Mill (now Court) Street

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage

Point of Interest Details

130 E Mill/Court Street

Built in 1832 or 1833 on property purchased from Simeon DeWitt, this residence incorporates both Federal and Greek Revival details. The stepped gable is common to Federal structures in row-house situations, where it served as a fire stop between connected buildings. The near absence of windows in the east and west facades indicates that the builder may have expected additional residences to go up adjacent to this one. The use of brick was unusual for this period in Ithaca's history, though the brickwork is not easily seen because it is painted. Bricks placed vertically above each window form a lintel in a typical Federal pattern.

Building Type: Residence

Construction: Two-story brick structure with brick lining

Annotations: Two-story wood addition on rear of house

Residents in 1910

Name Sex Age Relation Profession

Alice M Evans F 43 Head Teacher

Andrew H McPherson M 30 Head Contractor

Mary E McPherson F 28 Wife None

Ellen W McPherson F 4 Daughter None

Donald McPherson M 3 Son None

This point of interest is part of the tour: HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations


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