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Hull, Warren, House - Lancaster, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 56.687 W 078° 37.360
17T E 693950 N 4757425
Quick Description: The Warren Hull House was built by a Revolutionary War veteran while the Western New York region was being planned out.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 7:00:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DX2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 82

Long Description:
The Warren Hull House is architecturally and historically significant as an extremely rare example of early 19th century architecture in Western New York. Built circa 1810 by Warren Hull, one of Erie County's earliest pioneers, the house embodies the distinctive characteristics of Federal style architecture. The NRHP listing also includes the family burial plot in the rear of the property.

Warren Hull was one of the earliest pioneers to settle the Lancaster area. Hull was a Revolutionary War veteran from Connecticut who came to settle on his farm in 1804. He obtained a contract to clear and improve a piece of land from Joseph Ellicott, who was in charge of layout out towns and roads for the Holland Land Company. In October 1814 Hull acquired full title to the property.

Two years after Hull's death in 1838, his 347 acre farm was subdivided among his 12 offspring. The oldest daughter inherited the 57 acre portion containing the house, farm, and family cemetery plot. In 1849, she sold the property to her brother-in-law, who in 1857 sold the land, minus the burial plots, to John Winspear. In 1867, Winspear sold it to the Bergtold family. It was either the Winspear's or Bergtold's who "modernized" the house by replacing the stepped gable roof with a standard gable roof with broad eaves and stuccoed the exterior. The side wing was expanded and altered during the late 1860s.

Currently the house is undergoing extensive renovations in order to return it to its original design in the mid 1800s.
Street address:
5976 Genesee St
Lancaster, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 1992

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic, Funerary: Animal Facility, Cemetery, Single Dwelling

Current function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic, Funerary: Animal Facility, Cemetery, 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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