Point Chautauqua Historic District

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Point Chautauqua Historic District
House in the Point Chautauqua Historic District Jul 12.jpg
House in the Point Chautauqua Historic District, Mayville, NY, July 2012
Point Chautauqua Historic District is located in New York
Point Chautauqua Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by NY 430 and Chautauqua Lake between Lake and Leet Aves., near Mayville, New York
Coordinates 42°14′15″N 79°27′37″W / 42.23750°N 79.46028°W / 42.23750; -79.46028Coordinates: 42°14′15″N 79°27′37″W / 42.23750°N 79.46028°W / 42.23750; -79.46028
Built 1875
Architect Olmsted,Frederick Law
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, Queen Anne, Carpenter Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000521[1]
Added to NRHP May 17, 1996

Point Chautauqua Historic District is a national historic district located on Point Chautauqua, three miles (5 km) from Mayville in Chautauqua County, New York. It is located directly across Chautauqua Lake from the Chautauqua Institution. The district is a planned resort community laid out in 1875 by Frederick Law Olmsted as a Baptist camp meeting. Within a generation, it had become a resort community. The 80-acre (320,000 m2) district includes the serpentine street system, which ascend the steeply wooded sloped of the site, and its collection of single family residences developed in the late 19th and early 20th century. Among the architectural styles represented are American Craftsman, Queen Anne, and Carpenter Gothic.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

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