Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple

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Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple
Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple is located in New York
Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple
Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple is located in the US
Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple
Location 210 Tower St. and Sanger St., Waterville, New York
Coordinates 42°55′51″N 75°23′1″W / 42.93083°N 75.38361°W / 42.93083; -75.38361Coordinates: 42°55′51″N 75°23′1″W / 42.93083°N 75.38361°W / 42.93083; -75.38361
Area 6.3 acres (2.5 ha)
Built ca. 1800
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP Reference # 77000968[1]
Added to NRHP October 5, 1977

Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple, also known as Harding Residence and Masonic Temple, is a historic home and Masonic Temple located at Waterville in Oneida County, New York. The house is an 85-by-50-foot (26 by 15 m) residence and consists of three attached sections: a central Greek Revival style, two-story central section built in 1830; an older Federal-style wing built about 1800; and a west wing built in 1910 by Charlemagne Tower, Jr. The homestead also includes a small brick building built as a law office by Charlemagne Tower and later used as a schoolhouse, a barn, two horse barns, the old gardener's house, a small bathhouse, two modern garages, and a modern nursing home (1973). The Masonic Lodge building was built in 1896 by Reuben Tower II as an office. It was later purchased by a local Masonic Lodge and used as a meeting hall. It features a 103-foot-tall (31 m), three-stage tower.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Doris Vandelipp Manley (September 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Tower Homestead and Masonic Temple". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-01-08.  See also: "Accompanying 10 photos".