1775 – Clayville, NY

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2229 Oneida St, Clayville, NY 13322

  • $189,900
  • Sold for $185,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4640 Sq Ft
  • 15 Ac.
Historic Home that has been a private home, a post office, tavern, jail, post house, B & B, and stagecoach stop! Features; original woodwork, high ceilings, plank floors, and elevator, beautiful gardens, sun room, library, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 5 fireplaces! Make this the home or B & B of your dreams!!
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James Lenahan, Hunt Real Estate, ERA,
(315) 853-4400

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12 Comments on 1775 – Clayville, NY

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  1. MW says: 925 comments

    Interesting house. The street view looks appealing and I like the stream next to it as long as it isn’t a flooder.

    However the poor old building across the street looks in close to tear down shape unfortunately. If you look through the windows, I think it appears the roof is pretty much gone. Although the street facade looks easily salvageable, it might be about the only thing left of it.

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  2. Wendy says: 44 comments

    What an interesting house!

    The rounded and slopped ceilings in the bedrooms are odd given that the outside shows no indication of either. I wonder why they’re there (especially the round ones).

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  3. JimHJimH says: 5530 comments
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    The post office (with old letters!) is very cool. Here’s an article about the place:
    http://www.uticaod.com/article/20110622/NEWS/306229928

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  4. Don Carleton says: 314 comments

    I think this property is an advertisement for why some level of “house staging” is necessary to prooperly show off a property.

    All the stuffed bears, etc. really get in the way of this building’s quite fine architecture…

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  5. Laurie W. says: 1688 comments

    Very handsome front. I wonder if the latticework hides the exterior of an English basement (if they had them that far north at that time). I love houses that have grown over time & generations as this one has. I do agree that de-cluttering would have helped show better the house’s grace. Wonderful wide floorboards in the 1st parlor photo — but I sure can do without any more “faux” ceiling beams! The old post office is too much, really great.

    Cool history, thanks, Jim! Nice to know where Clayville came from, but I most want to know where Paris Furnace originated! Some moniker.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5530 comments
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      Laurie, Clayville is just a hamlet in the Town of Paris, which was named from early settlement, just aspirational I think. There was an iron smelter/furnace here, and later a large toolworks.
      There’s some interesting colonial history of Sir William Johnson, who owned a huge estate in colonial times and ruled like a medieval baron. The article says he built this place but he was dead by then; his company may have.
      The state historical notes say it was built in the early 1800’s, has a ballroom on the 2nd floor (the vaulted ceilings) and electricity wasn’t installed until 1954. The owner knows a lot more about the house than that – he’s been here forever.
      Johnson built his own mansion in 1763, which is a bit more impressive than this place:
      http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ny0215/
      http://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/10/details.aspx

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  6. Dr. O says: 34 comments

    Nice! The outside reminds me of Mount Vernon.

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  7. says: 101 comments

    I would not change one single thing. Except the bears, that is. That old post office!!! This is so incredibly inexpensive!

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  8. anonlass says: 6 comments

    I can’t imagine this house being on the market for long its just soenchanting and with 15 acres

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    • lbbj says: 45 comments

      and here we are, anonlass, still waiting for the sale to happen! I love this one, it seems that all t he ceilings are really low!

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