Reuel E. Smith House

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Reuel E. Smith House
Reuel E. Smith House is located in New York
Reuel E. Smith House
Reuel E. Smith House is located in the US
Reuel E. Smith House
Location 28 W. Lake St.
Skaneateles, New York
Coordinates 42°56′30.61″N 76°26′5.16″W / 42.9418361°N 76.4347667°W / 42.9418361; -76.4347667Coordinates: 42°56′30.61″N 76°26′5.16″W / 42.9418361°N 76.4347667°W / 42.9418361; -76.4347667
Built 1848-52
Architect Alexander Jackson Davis
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 79001612[1]
Added to NRHP July 27, 1979

The Reuel E. Smith House, also known as The Cove, located at 28 West Lake Street in Skaneateles, New York, is a picturesque house designed by Alexander Jackson Davis. It was built during 1848–1852 and is a "good example of the Gothic Revival mode, which was a reaction against the stringencies of the Greek Revival style".[2] It is the only house designed by Davis in Onondaga County that has survived since the demolition of the Charles Sedgewick Cottage on James Street in Syracuse.[3]

The house was photographed by Historic American Buildings Survey photographer Jack Boucher in 1962. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hardin, Evamaria (May 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: The Reuel E. Smith House / The Cove". Retrieved 2009-08-08.  and Accompanying six photos, exterior and interior, from 1979
  3. ^ Barker, Jack, Jr. (July 1, 1983). "Reuel Smith House" (PDF). Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 

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