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Richardson, John, House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 26

Long Description:
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.
Street address:
5653 Broadway
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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