Reuel E. Smith House

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Reuel E. Smith House
Reuel E. Smith House is located in New York
Reuel E. Smith House
Location 28 W. Lake St.
Skaneateles, New York
Coordinates: 42°56′30.61″N 76°26′5.16″W / 42.9418361°N 76.4347667°W / 42.9418361; -76.4347667
Built 1848-52
Architect Alexander Jackson Davis
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 79001612[1]
Added to NRHP July 27, 1979

The Reuel E. Smith House, also known as The Cove, located at 28 West Lake Street in Skaneateles, New York, is a picturesque house designed by Alexander Jackson Davis. It was built during 1848-1852 and is a "good example of the Gothic Revival mode, which was a reaction against the stringencies of the Greek Revival style".[2] It is the only house designed by Davis in Onondaga County that has survived since the demolition of the Charles Sedgewick Cottage on James Street in Syracuse.[3]

The house was photographed by Historic American Buildings Survey photographer Jack Boucher in 1962. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Hardin, Evamaria (May 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: The Reuel E. Smith House / The Cove". Retrieved 2009-08-08.  and Accompanying six photos, exterior and interior, from 1979
  3. ^ Barker, Jack, Jr. (July 1, 1983). "Reuel Smith House". Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 

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