House at No. 30 at Murray Street - Mount Morris, New York
Posted by: Szuchie
N 42° 43.370 W 077° 52.519
18T E 264578 N 4734046
Quick Description: This exquisite example of Queen Anne style architecture was constructed circa 1890 and remains an important reminder of the late nineteenth century heyday of Mount Morris as the county seat of Livingston County.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:34:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM3FP5
According to the NRHP Archive:
Built around 1890, 30 Murray Street is a two and one-half story, asymmetrical frame building surmounted by a steeply pitched, multi-gabled roof topped by a tall brick chimney with corbelled trim. The first story is clad with clapboard siding; the second story and the broad fields of the gable ends are sheathed with decorative wood shingles. Fenestration throughout the building is asymmetrical; single, paired, and tri-partite window openings contain one-over-one, double-hung sash. An octagonal tower-like oriel window is attached to the southwest corner of the dwelling. The gable-roofed front entrance porch is supported by groups of slender Doric order columns atop a clapboard sided balustrade. The virtually intact interior is distinguished by original room configurations and a profusion of late Victorian era ornamental detail.
With its asymmetrical massing, decorative shingle siding, multi-gable roof with tall, corbelled brick chimneys and prominent front corner tower, 30 Murray Street is one of the most intact, sophisticated examples of Queen Anne style domestic architecture in Mount Morris and a textbook interpretation of the Queen Anne mode popular during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Little is known of the builder and/or the early occupants of the house, although the building appears on an 1893 map of the village; nine years later, an updated village map shows the owner to have been F.E. VanDorn.
The house remains an important reminder of the late nineteenth century heyday of Mount Morris as the county seat of Livingston County and as a center of commerce and light industry, particularly agribusiness.
30 Murray St
Mount Morris , NY USA
County / Borough / Parish: Livingston
Year listed: 1999
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1875-1899
Historic function: Domestic
Current function: Domestic
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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