Westerly (Piffard, New York)

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Westerly (Piffard, New York) is located in New York
Westerly (Piffard, New York)
Westerly (Piffard, New York) is located in the US
Westerly (Piffard, New York)
Location Chandler Rd., Piffard, New York
Coordinates 42°49′14″N 77°51′16″W / 42.82056°N 77.85444°W / 42.82056; -77.85444Coordinates: 42°49′14″N 77°51′16″W / 42.82056°N 77.85444°W / 42.82056; -77.85444
Area 112 acres (45 ha)
Built 1850
Architect McBride
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
NRHP Reference # 74001255[1]
Added to NRHP December 19, 1974

Westerly is a historic home located at Piffard in Livingston County, New York. It was built in 1850 by a local builder named McBride. The two story brick house set on a stone foundation with a hipped roof and widow's walk, is thought to have followed plans in a builders handbook of the period and features subdued Greek Revival characteristics with a hint of Italian Villa design elements. The house was built by prominent early settlers Major and Mrs. William H. Spencer, whose son William Spencer married Julia Tyler, daughter of President John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler in 1869. After her death in 1871, the home was sold to the Wadsworth family.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Cornelia E. Brooke (July 1974). "Register of Historic Places Registration: Westerly". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-09-01.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos".