Beebe-Halsey House

HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations

Beebe-Halsey House

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County

Point of Interest Details

Beebe-Halsey House

Located at: 308 North Cayuga Street

This former residence is one of the oldest still standing in Ithaca. It was built in 1820 by Jeremiah Beebe, a prominent banker and one of three partners who built the Clinton House (120 North Cayuga Street). In 1850 the house was sold to William Halsey, who added the rear service wing. Halsey's daughter, organist of the First Presbyterian Church for 35 years, lived in the house until 1961. A fine example of a Federal-style detached town house, the Halsey House features a narrow, three-bay facade, restrained classical ornamentation with decorative detail concentrated at the entrance, and a fanlight over the door. The flush-board facade, intended to resemble stone masonry, is a special feature seen on Federal-style examples. Flush-boards are horizontal boards placed edge to edge, creating a smooth surface considered more elegant than clapboard.


Building Type: Residence

Construction: Two-story wood structure with wood lining

Annotations: One-story outbuilding in rear of lot

Residents in 1910

Name Sex Age Relation Profession

Jean T Halsey F 52 Head Musician

Frank M Woolley M 58 Husband Janitor

Mary Woolley F 56 Head None

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


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