McMahan Homestead

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McMahan Homestead
McMahan Homestead farmhouse.jpg
Roadside view of the farmhouse
McMahan Homestead is located in New York
McMahan Homestead
McMahan Homestead is located in the US
McMahan Homestead
Location 232 W. Main Rd., Westfield, New York
Coordinates 42°18′42″N 79°35′27″W / 42.31167°N 79.59083°W / 42.31167; -79.59083Coordinates: 42°18′42″N 79°35′27″W / 42.31167°N 79.59083°W / 42.31167; -79.59083
Built 1820
Architect McMahan, James
Architectural style Federal
MPS Westfield Village MRA
NRHP Reference # 83001653[1]
Added to NRHP September 26, 1983

McMahan Homestead, also known as Landmark Acres, is a historic home located in Westfield in Chautauqua County, New York. It is a two story, five bay wood frame dwelling built in about 1820. The home features a semicircular portico with a denticulated cornice and corinthian columns that was added in the 20th century. On this property is a barn dating from the early 1800s. The home was constructed by Chautauqua County's first settler, Col. James McMahan, who came to Westfield in 1802 from Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The property is the oldest settled property in Chautauqua county with an original deed from the Holland Land Company for a large portion of Chautauqua County and has the oldest landmark in the county. Chautauqua County celebrated its 100th anniversary, 1902, on the front lawn of the McMahan homestead. In 2002 Chautauqua county celebrated its 200th anniversary also on the property.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mari Runfola (June 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: McMahan Homestead". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.