Richardson, John, House
Posted by: Rayman
N 42° 53.810 W 078° 39.487
17T E 691206 N 4752019
Quick Description: This home in Lancaster, NY was built for and by a prominent local brickmaker.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2007 9:29:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM15D5
The John Richardson House is significant as a locally significant and distinct example of the vernacular interpretation of Italiante style residential design in Lancaster. The house was built circa 1840 by John Richardson, a local brickmaker and builder whose five acre brickyard stood behind the house.
In addition to making brick, he also was a builder and built many of the early brick homes in the Village. Many of the 19th century brick residences and commercial buildings in Lancaster are said to have come from Richardson's factory. He lived in this house until his death in 1878. He left the house to his daughter, Catherine M. Richardson Dykstra, who retained ownership until 1897.
Lancaster, NY United States
County / Borough / Parish: Erie
Year listed: 1999
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Historic function: Domestic: Single Dwelling
Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic: Business, Single 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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