Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
For forty years before it became the municipal building of the Village of Cayuga Heights, Marcham Hall at 836 Hanshaw Road was a private residence. It was built in the late 1920s by Dorothy Cornell, the youngest granddaughter of Ezra Cornell. Dorothy's sister and brother-in-law, Eunice C. and Charles Taylor, lived next door at 830 Hanshaw Road.
Complete with a slate roof, a chandelier or two from the Hotel Martinique (a hotel the Taylors had run in New York City), a picket fence imported from France, fine ironwork hinges and handles on the doors and windows, a greenhouse, and a charming sundial on the outside wall, Stonecroft was Dorothy's dream house.
Read more about the architecture and history of Marcham Hall at The Cayuga Heights History Project.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Village of Cayuga Heights