Created By: Ithaca Heritage
Originally built in the mid-1850s, this Federa-tyle home was transformed in the 1880s into an exuberant Gothic Revival mansion topped with a three-story tower. In the early twentieth century, a fire destroyed the tower; the entire house was nearly lost in a major conflagration that raged in late August 2013 but was restored to its full glory. Some of the village’s most prominent nineteenth-century families, including the Halseys, Bartos, and Greggs, lived here. Their affluence and rank are evident in the house’s grand scale and a complex design of multiple gables, wrapping porches, and a pedimented porte-cochere. The barn was added in 1981.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Village of Trumansburg