Dr. John Quincy Howe House

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Dr. John Quincy Howe House
Dr. John Quincy Howe House Dec 08.jpg
Dr. John Quincy Howe House, December 2008
Dr. John Quincy Howe House is located in New York
Dr. John Quincy Howe House
Location 66 Main St., Phelps, New York
Coordinates 42°57′26″N 77°3′22″W / 42.95722°N 77.05611°W / 42.95722; -77.05611Coordinates: 42°57′26″N 77°3′22″W / 42.95722°N 77.05611°W / 42.95722; -77.05611
Built 1869
Architect Barlow, Moses
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

01001564

[1]
Added to NRHP February 05, 2002

The Dr. John Quincy Howe House is a notable house located in Phelps, New York. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is thought to be the only house in the state of New York with a two-story privy and the only house in the United States with a two-story brick privy.

The house is owned by the Phelps Community Historical Society and is operated as a museum.

History[edit]

Built in 1869 by Moses Barlow on the site of a former tavern, the distinctive brick house features a two-story six-hole (three up, three down) privy thought to be the only house with such a structure. Access to the unique feature can be obtained from both levels of the house.

The house was purchased by an anonymous donor in 1999 and presented as a gift to the Phelps Community Historical Society. The house has been renovated and is now open to the public for tours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  • Doris, Spink. Phelps Community Historical Society. [1]. Accessed September 13, 2006.

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