3 Fountain Place

Lower East Hill Historic District

3 Fountain Place

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County

Point of Interest Details

This house was a small Greek Revival cottage when it was built in the 1840s. A Gothic Revival frontispiece was added in 1851, and the house acquired its Queen Anne characteristics (some historians would describe them as Stick), which you see today, when it was renovated by William Henry Miller in 1874.

Characteristic elements include the asymmetrical plan, the complex roofline, the projecting bays, the octagonal turret projecting from the wraparound veranda, and the decorative slatework and stickwork in the gables.

Stained glass panels on the south façade, and the wooden railing of the verdana with its quatrefoil motif are also distinctive. Many external architectural features are echoed inside this well-preserved house.

Source: Historic Ithaca, Inc.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Lower East Hill Historic District


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