Smith Observatory and Dr. William R. Brooks House

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Smith Observatory and Dr. William R. Brooks House
Smith Observatory and Dr. William R. Brooks House is located in New York
Smith Observatory and Dr. William R. Brooks House
Location 618-620 Castle St., Geneva, New York
Coordinates 42°52′16″N 76°59′25″W / 42.87111°N 76.99028°W / 42.87111; -76.99028Coordinates: 42°52′16″N 76°59′25″W / 42.87111°N 76.99028°W / 42.87111; -76.99028
Area less than one acre
Built 1888
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 08000275[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 2008

Smith Observatory and Dr. William R. Brooks House is a historic home and observatory located at Geneva in Ontario County, New York. Both structures were built in 1888. The observatory is a small frame building consisting of a two-story tower flanked by two small wings. The tower contains a 10 inch refracting telescope by Warner & Swasey of Cleveland, Ohio. The east wing contains an intact meridian transit telescope and sidereal pendulum clock. The house is a two-story brick dwelling with a broad range of intact, late Victorian eclectic features.[2]

Brooks was a Professor of Astronomy at Hobart College, which owned the observatory until the late 20th century

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

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