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Located at 12 East Main Street is the Jeremiah W. Dwight House. The Dwight House, once known as Towering Elms for its now-lost elm trees, was built in 1865 on a portion of the former Goddard farm. Jeremiah W. Dwight (1819-1885), the original owner, was a local merchant and politician. Dwight served as a congressman representing Tompkins, Broome, Schuyler, and Tioga Counties from 1877 to 1883. His son John W. Dwight (1859-1928) also served in the House of Representatives from 1902 to 1913. This impressive Italianate-style home features a variety of window forms, a low-hipped and gambrel roof, and a decorative front porch with a tall paneled main entry door. Several outbuildings survive at the rear of the property, including a carriage house, a granary, a wood shed, an icehouse, and an outhouse. The Dwight House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing structure of the Village of Dryden National Historic District.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Village of Dryden