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VanPeyma, Herman B., House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 53.889 W 078° 39.757
17T E 690835 N 4752155
Quick Description: This house in Lancaster, NY was home to a locally prominent attorney.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2007 9:09:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM15D4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 18

Long Description:
The Herman B. VanPeyma House is significant as a locally significant distint example of the eclectic design patterns of the 19th century in Lancaster, incorporating elements from the Queen Anne, Stick, and Colonial Revival style of architecture. The house was built circa 1890 on the site of the Rev. Theodotus Burwell's "Oakwood Insitute", and ill-fated and short lived mid-19th century educational experiment.

The circa 1890 house was built for Herman Boetkhout VanPeyma, the son of James W. and Jetske Klaasesz VanPeyma, who were among the Dutch immigrants who came to Lancaster in 1849 and were known as "Hollanders." Herman VanPeyma taught for several years in Town of Lancaster distric schools and also worked as a civil engineer for the Erie Railroad. He read law in the offices of Day and Rohmer and was admitted to the Bar in 1879, after which he opened his own practice. He became a prominent Western New York practitioner and lived in this house until his death.
Street address:
5565 Broadway
Lancaster, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic: Single Dwelling

Current function: Domestic: Multiple Dwelling

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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