Franklin B. Hough House

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Franklin B. Hough House
FranklinBHoughHouse LowvilleNY NPS 1962.jpg
1962 photo
Franklin B. Hough House is located in New York
Franklin B. Hough House
Location 7629 Collins Street, Lowville, New York
Coordinates 43°47′22.3″N 75°29′49.7″W / 43.789528°N 75.497139°W / 43.789528; -75.497139Coordinates: 43°47′22.3″N 75°29′49.7″W / 43.789528°N 75.497139°W / 43.789528; -75.497139
Built 1860
Architectural style Italian Villa
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000526
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966 [1]
Designated NHL May 23, 1963 [2]

Franklin B. Hough House was the home of the "father of American forestry," Franklin Hough. Dr. Hough was a medical doctor, scientist, historian and the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry, the predecessor of the United States Forest Service.

Located in Lowville, New York, the Hough house is a brick Italianate mansion, built in 1860. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963,[2][3] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Franklin Hough House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ Richard Greenwood (1976-09-09). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Franklin B. Hough House" (pdf). National Park Service.