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Williamson in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pultneyville Historic District

19th Century Residential Architecture

 

— Architecture of the Coast —

 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
1. Pultneyville Historic District Marker
Inscription.  An ideal site, valuable natural resources, and lake access allowed early residents to prosper and build magnificent houses in the center of the hamlet. The houses have been well maintained and retain their beauty even as some are approaching 200 years old.

Gates Hall 1826. Built as a church, since 1860 the building has served the community as a playhouse and meeting hall. This building is the second oldest little theater in continuous use in the U.S.
5 Craggs House c.1870. Built by a local miller, James Craggs, this house has been described as "half castle, half mansion." The Mansard roof is clad with slate and crowned by iron work.
18 Throop House 1832. Built by Captain Horatio N. Throop, lake captain, inventor, and entrepreneur, the first person to be born in the hamlet. A fine example of cobblestone architecture.
21 Palmer House 1850. Built by Captain John Palmer in an Italianate style, this house served as a station on the underground railroad.
24 Customs House c.1840. This residence is the renovated warehouse that was part of the Customs House site, originally owned by Asa Todd.
28 Selby House 1808. Built by Jeremiah
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2. Pultneyville Historic District Marker
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Selby, this house was hit by a British cannonball during the War of 1812. This house is an example of the Federal style of architecture.

Building Directory. 1. Fish, c.1840 [razed]; 2. Auchanpaugh, c.1860; 3. US Post Office, c.1950; 4. Pallister, c.1850; 5. Craggs, c.1870; 6. Pallister, c.1830; 7. Bramble, c. 1890; 8. Ice House, c.1910; 9. Leaver, c. 1850; 10. Cornwall, c.1850; 11. Pallister, 1897; 12. Rasmussen, c.1840; 13. Todd, c.1874; 14. Sailor's Monument, c.1935; 15. Smith, c.1880; 16. Fish & Benton, c.1900; 17. Reynolds, c.1830; 18. Throop, 1832; 19. Throop, 1828; 20. Burnell, c.1860; 21. Palmer, c.1850; 22. Gloyd, c. 1820; 23. Cady, c.1830; 24. Customs House, 1840; 25. Robeson, c. 1830; 26. Phelps, 1817; 27. Todd, c.1820; 28. Selby, 1808; 29. Todd, c.1830; 30. Powers, c.1840; 31. Dunning, c.1850; 32. Todd, c. 1840; 33. Owens, 1810; 34. Flemming, 1874; 35. Griffin, 1858.
Numbers are given for structures included in the Pultneyville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places. The name shown is the original builder or owner. Not all the buildings included in the district are shown.

The sophisticated architectural styles reflect the prosperity of this Great Lakes shipping port.
 
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
3. Pultneyville Historic District Marker
It is the closer marker. This is Lake Ontario.
In addition, it is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 43° 16.922′ N, 77° 11.004′ W. Marker is in Williamson, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling south on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamson NY 14589, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Pultneyville (here, next to this marker); First White Men (here, next to this marker); From the Nearby Ravine (a few steps from this marker); Site of Union Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 100 Years of Dramatics (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wreck of the St. Peter (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (approx. 0.7 miles away); Underground Railroad Terminus (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamson.
 
Also see . . .  Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society. (Submitted on May 11, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Auchanpaugh c.1860 image. Click for full size.
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4. Auchanpaugh c.1860
#2 on the marker building directory.
US Post Office, c.1950 image. Click for full size.
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5. US Post Office, c.1950
#3 on the building directory.
Craggs, c.1870 image. Click for full size.
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6. Craggs, c.1870
#5 on the building directory.
Bramble, c.1890 image. Click for full size.
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7. Bramble, c.1890
#7 on the building directory.
Cornwall, c.1850 image. Click for full size.
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8. Cornwall, c.1850
#10 on the building directory.
Pallister, 1897 image. Click for full size.
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9. Pallister, 1897
#11 on the building directory.
Rasmussen, c.1840 image. Click for full size.
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10. Rasmussen, c.1840
#12 on the building directory.
Todd, c.1874 image. Click for full size.
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11. Todd, c.1874
#13 on the building directory.
Smith, c.1880 image. Click for full size.
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12. Smith, c.1880
#15 on the building directory.
Reynolds, c.1830 & Burnell, c.1860 image. Click for full size.
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13. Reynolds, c.1830 & Burnell, c.1860
#s 17 & 20 on the building directory.
Throop, 1832 image. Click for full size.
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14. Throop, 1832
#18 on the building directory.
Throop, 1828 image. Click for full size.
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15. Throop, 1828
#19 on the building directory.
Palmer, c.1850 image. Click for full size.
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16. Palmer, c.1850
#21 on the building directory.
Gloyd, c.1820 image. Click for full size.
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17. Gloyd, c.1820
#22 on the building directory.
Cady, c.1830 image. Click for full size.
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18. Cady, c.1830
#23 on the building directory.
Customs House image. Click for full size.
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19. Customs House
#24 on the building directory.
Robeson, c.1830 image. Click for full size.
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20. Robeson, c.1830
#25 on the building directory.
Phelps, 1817 image. Click for full size.
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21. Phelps, 1817
#26 on the building directory.
Phelps, 1817 image. Click for full size.
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22. Phelps, 1817
#26 on the building directory.
Todd, c.1820 image. Click for full size.
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23. Todd, c.1820
#27 on the building directory.
Selby, 1808 image. Click for full size.
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24. Selby, 1808
#28 on the building directory.
Selby, 1808 image. Click for full size.
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25. Selby, 1808
#28 on the building directory.
Todd, c.1830 image. Click for full size.
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26. Todd, c.1830
#29 on the building directory.
Powers, c.1840 image. Click for full size.
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27. Powers, c.1840
#30 on the building directory.
Todd, c.1840 image. Click for full size.
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28. Todd, c.1840
#32 on the building directory.
Owens, 1810 image. Click for full size.
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29. Owens, 1810
#33 on the building directory.
Flemming, 1874 image. Click for full size.
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30. Flemming, 1874
#34 on the building directory.
Griffin, 1858 image. Click for full size.
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31. Griffin, 1858
#35 on the building directory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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