Tarbell Building

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Tarbell Building
TARBELL BUILDING, MARATHON, COURTLAND COUNTY.jpg
Tarbell Building is located in New York
Tarbell Building
Location 2 Cortland St., Marathon, New York
Coordinates 42°26′31″N 76°1′58″W / 42.44194°N 76.03278°W / 42.44194; -76.03278Coordinates: 42°26′31″N 76°1′58″W / 42.44194°N 76.03278°W / 42.44194; -76.03278
Area less than one acre
Built 1885
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 00001408[1]
Added to NRHP November 22, 2000

The Tarbell Building is a historic commercial building located in the Village of Marathon in Cortland County, New York. It is a three-story brick structure constructed in 1885 in the Queen Anne style. It has retail storefronts on the first floor and apartments and storage on the second and third. A rock-faced foundation pierced with basement windows is exposed on the south side.[2] The Tarbell Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

It was built by Gage E. Tarbell (1856-1936), who rose from poor boy to become, over time, a jeweler, lawyer, mining promoter and insurance broker. He served as vice president of the Equitable Assurance Company.[3] Tarbell again commissioned fine architecture at Garden City, a model suburb he later helped develop on Long Island.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Mark Peckham (July 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Tarbell Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-11-10.  See also: "Accompanying two photos". 
  3. ^ "Gage E. Tarbell," StevenWarRan Research
  4. ^ "Gage E. Tarbell's New Garden City Home," The New York Times, January 23, 1910