Allegany State Park's Fancher Cabin
Stone for the fireplace came from within Allegany State Park. Logs for the lodge came from nearby Pennsylvania. Experts cut and joined the logs to form a 45-foot by 30-foot cabin in keeping with the rustic ambience of the park.
Albert T. and Musette (Barker) Fancher on the porch of their lodge at Allegany State Park, ca. 1928.
Since Mrs. Fancher's death in 1944, the cabin has been used by successive Allegany State Parks Commission chairpeople and State Park commissioners.
Commissioner and Mrs. Fancher kept a stable of horses near their cabin. This 1928 photograph shows them entertaining a visiting couple from England.
Commissioner Fancher's will provided money for a swimming pool in the Quaker area and for landscaping around the Red House Administration Building. This photograph of the Fancher pool dates to ca. 1935.
Location. 42° 0.693′ N, 78° 48.776′ W. Marker is in Red House, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on ASP 3 ¼ mile east of ASP 1, on the left. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The School in the Forest (approx. 2.3 miles away); Stoddard Hollow (approx. 6.4 miles away); Weather Station (approx. 6.9 miles away); Outdoor Museum (approx. 6.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7 miles away); Ski Jumping (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fire Observation Stations: / Fire Tower is Reborn (approx. 9.8 miles away); Holley Motor Company (approx. 10 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red House.
More about this marker. A motor vehicle entrance fee is typically required during regular business hours in season and on weekends. There are two cabin areas in Allegany State Park. Quaker is the southern area. The word "run" in this region means "brook."
Also see . . . Allegany State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Quaker area (Submitted on September 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.