Williams House

HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations

Williams House

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage

Point of Interest Details

Williams House

306 North Cayuga Street

Roger B. Williams, president of the First National Bank, engaged Ithaca architect Clinton L. Vivian to build his home in 1906. Although it could be labeled Colonial Revival, the architectural style is also referred to as American Renaissance, based on the rich, careful assembly of classically inspired architectural elements such as the raised basement faced with random-coursed ashlar, the use of brick veneer at the first story, the two-story corner, pilasters, and the steeply pitched hip roof. Detailing is derived from Georgian and Federal styles. The heavy semicircular bay on an elliptical entrance porch and curved windows of leaded glass flanking the door suggest the very opulent interior. Inside elegant branching staircases curve up to the second-floor gallery and a domed skylight of blue and pink marbleized glass. The dormer contains a group of windows in a Palladian motif, perhaps Vivian's favorite architectural signature.

This point of interest is part of the tour: DeWitt Park Historic District


Building Type: Residence

Construction: Three-story wood structure with wood lining

Residents in 1910

Name Sex Age Relation Profession

Roger B Williams M 60 Head Merchant

Caroline L Williams F 58 Wife None

Gertrude M Haviland F 37 Servant Cook

Katherine M Grover F 36 Servant Maid

Clara O'Hara F 51 Servant Keeper

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


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