Tarbell Building

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Tarbell Building
Tarbell Building is located in New York
Tarbell Building
Tarbell Building is located in the US
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
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]