Balloon Farm (Frankfort, New York)

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Balloon Farm
Balloon Farm Sep 2009.jpg
Balloon Farm, September 2009
Balloon Farm (Frankfort, New York) is located in New York
Balloon Farm (Frankfort, New York)
Balloon Farm (Frankfort, New York) is located in the US
Balloon Farm (Frankfort, New York)
Location 128 Cemetery Rd., Frankfort, New York
Coordinates 43°2′26″N 75°4′45″W / 43.04056°N 75.07917°W / 43.04056; -75.07917Coordinates: 43°2′26″N 75°4′45″W / 43.04056°N 75.07917°W / 43.04056; -75.07917
Area 1.67 acres (0.68 ha)
Built 1878 (1878)
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 98000391[1]
Added to NRHP April 23, 1998

Balloon Farm is a historic home located at Frankfort in Herkimer County, New York. It includes the Gates-Myers Residence, built in 1878. It is an imposing, nearly square, three-story eclectic Late Victorian dwelling built of dimension lumber above a cut-stone foundation.[2]

In 1889, the property was purchased by Carl Edgar Myers (1842–1925), who established an aeronautical institution known as "Balloon Farm." His wife Mary, known as "Carlotta, the Lady Aeronaut", made many ascents in balloons in aid of his experiments. She is noted by a historical marker near the property.[2]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-02-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Raymond W. Smith (December 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Balloon Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-02-01.  and Accompanying photographs