Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
Anson Spencer built this Italianate house –across the street from his previous residence- in 1869. Notable features include the modillion-like brackets at the eaves and the small, paired brackets supporting the window architraves.
The house’s portico is unusual for the round arches enclosed by the supports on each side. These arches are echoed in the cupola windows and the windows of the double front door. If you get close to the entrance, you can see the carved floral design on the doors’ wooden panels.
Spencer died in 1876. His widow and daughters lived in the house well into the 1900s.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Lower East Hill Historic District