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

William F. Barker House

Circa 1850

 
 
William F. Barker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 14, 2019
1. William F. Barker House Marker
Inscription.  The Barker house was a home for many families after the Barker's passed away.

William was very active in the village in many capacities. He owned and operated a General Store. Town Supervisor 1861 - '62. He was Post Master 1861 - 1877. He was the chairman of the committee to build a new school in 1887. Superintendent of the Methodist Church Sunday School. He was a representative in the National and State Legislature. He rented land on Water Street for the village lock up for one cent a year.

1977 – 1980 • Robert and Caroline Salerno remodeled this house as a liquor store
1980 – 1997 • Peter Giacchetti Liquor Store
1997 – 2014 • Fritz & Sandra Henze Liquor Store
2014 • Harold and Denise Cheney
 
Erected by Northville-Northampton Historical Society. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 13.618′ N, 74° 10.332′ W. Marker is in Northville, New York, in Fulton
Marker detail: William F. Barker House image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: William F. Barker House
William F. and Nancy Buswell Barker built this house next door to William’s General Store, circa 1850.
County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 172 North Main Street, Northville NY 12134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee Anibal's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Northville War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 5 & 10 Cent Store (about 400 feet away); The Fry Block (about 500 feet away); James A. Cole Block (about 600 feet away); Chimney Swifts of Northville, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Ray Hubbell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Settler (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Northville Historical Walking Tour
 
Also see . . .  Northville Historical Walking Tour. The first permanent settlement took place in the late 1780’s. Main Street was surveyed and laid out in 1797. In 1807 only six families lived along Main Street. The village was incorporated in 1873. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the lumber industry created a boomtown with milling, cooperage, tanning and woodenware industries. (Submitted on April 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: Nancy Buswell Barker image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Nancy Buswell Barker
Marker detail: William F. Barker image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: William F. Barker
Marker detail: Remodeling as a liquor store, circa 1977 image. Click for full size.
5. Marker detail: Remodeling as a liquor store, circa 1977
William F. Barker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 14, 2019
6. William F. Barker House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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