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Johnstown in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Drumm House

 
 
The 1763 Drumm House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 31, 2007
1. The 1763 Drumm House
Inscription.
1763
The Drumm House
Home of Edward Wall School
Master Sir William Johnson's
Free School

 
Erected by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 43° 0.478′ N, 74° 22.458′ W. Marker was in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of West Green Street and West State Street (New York State Route 29), on the right when traveling west on West Green Street. Click for map. The marker and Drumm House are located north of the three-way intersection of North William Street (Rt 29) and West State Street (Rt 29) and a side street, West Green Street. Marker was in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Site of First St John's Church (here, next to this marker); Colonial Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Hall - 1763 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Court House (about 500 feet away); Tryon County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Founder of Johnstown
The Drumm House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 31, 2007
2. The Drumm House
This is the oldest dwelling in Johnstown. The only survivor of six similar structures built by Sir William for his staff. Here lived Edward Wall, schoolmaster of the first free school in the colony of New York.
(about 600 feet away); Superintendent of Indian Affairs (about 600 feet away); A Military Commander (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Johnstown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Additional Information on Drumm House image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 19, 2011
3. Additional Information on Drumm House
Erected for Sir William Johnson in 1763 to start his village of Johnstown
Drumm House Information Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 19, 2011
4. Drumm House Information Marker
The Drumm house is typical of the small one-an-one-half-story houses built by Sir William Johnson around 1763 for the artisans and professionals that he was recruiting as settlers. The house offers an intimate view of the daily lifestyle of the ordinary citizens of Johnstown. By 1769 Sir William established a school at Johnstown near the Tryon County Courthouse. St. John's Anglican Church and the village center. The first teacher was Edward Wall, who later married John Butler's niece Deborah. The school was free to all, but not compulsory. In the 1770s it had about 45 students from both Mohawk and European families in the area. Beginning in 1772, Johnson brought about 100 families of Scottish Highlanders to the Johnstown area. Many of these Scots remained loyal to the Johnson family and fought on behalf of the British Government during the American Revolution. They were not allowed to return to the area after the war, settling instead on British grants in Ontario. The Drumm House (right) is furnished and interpreted by the Johnstown Historical Society. Their collection includes 18th Century period artifacts, documents and genealogical materials.
The Drumm House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2012
5. The Drumm House
The Drumm Homestead, West State & Green Streets, Johnstown, Fulton County, NY image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1936
6. The Drumm Homestead, West State & Green Streets, Johnstown, Fulton County, NY
The Drumm House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 24, 2014
7. The Drumm House
 
 
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