Alcoa Care-free Home

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Alcoa Care-free Home
Alcoa Care-free Home, September 2012
Alcoa Care-free Home is located in New York
Alcoa Care-free Home
Location 1589 Clover St., Brighton, New York
Coordinates 43°7′38.64″N 77°32′49.27″W / 43.1274000°N 77.5470194°W / 43.1274000; -77.5470194Coordinates: 43°7′38.64″N 77°32′49.27″W / 43.1274000°N 77.5470194°W / 43.1274000; -77.5470194
Area .9 acres (0.36 ha)
Built 1957
Architect Goodman, Charles M.
Architectural style Modern
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 10000358[1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 2010

Alcoa Care-free Home is a historic home located at Brighton in Monroe County, New York. It was designed by Charles M. Goodman (1906 – 1992) and is one of 24 Alcoa houses listed in their sales brochure of 1957 that were built for a demonstration project and the only one located New York State. It is a one story, Ranch-style house with 1,900 square feet (180 m2) of living space, a carport, and a full basement. It is 91 feet (28 m) long and 36 feet (11 m) wide. It is of post and beam construction with a shallow pitched, side gabled roof. It features end walls constructed completely of plate glass framed by aluminum and supported by wood columns that are clad in aluminum.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 6/14/10 THROUGH 6/18/10. National Park Service. 2010-06-25. 
  2. ^ Robert T. Englert (January 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Alcoa Care-free Home". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-10-01.  See also: "Accompanying nine photos".