Italianate – Newark, NY

Added to OHD on 10/23/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   18 Comments
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1872 Arcadia Zurich Norris Rd, Newark, NY 14513

  • $295,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 82.44 Ac.
A rare find. Seventy acres currently tilled. 12 acres of woods. Large barn & several outbuildings with well-maintained exteriors. Public water available. Stately brick home with 7 bedrooms needs cosmetic rehab. Large rooms: formal dining room, office, first floor laundry, some possibly original wallpaper & natural woodwork. Two open porches. A great home to restore. Good mechanicals. Land is on both sides of the road.
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Coldwell Banker Finger Lakes
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18 Comments on Italianate – Newark, NY

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  1. RossRoss says: 2456 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    The house? The property? It is all too delicious.

    Love some of the vintage wallpapers.

  2. RossRoss says: 2456 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I was so fascinated by the wallpaper that I contacted Bo Sullivan who is, among other things, a vintage paper expert.

    He states that the paper in the sixth INTERIOR image dates from circa-1890.

    The next image is circa-1914.

    The next image is circa-1900.

    I would work hard to clean and protect these papers, and hope a new owner understands what incredible survivors they are.

    Oh, Bo:

    • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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      Wallpaper schmallpaper!

      OH! Wow – Those are really beautiful.

      Thanks for the dates Ross!

      • RossRoss says: 2456 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        And thanks, Bo Sullivan!

        • John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

          Ross, thanks for contacting Bo Sullivan who has his own company and is based in Portland, Oregon. Bo, who has a long history with old houses, knows his stuff: I feel most of the price here covers the 82 acres including 12 acres of forest; the interesting period Italianate home is for all practical purposes, nearly a “freebie”. For someone who seeks some farm land and a nice period home this seems to be a great deal.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Wow, that makes me love them even more, knowing their age! Very cool!

  3. Michael Mackin says: 2656 comments

    I love the barn as well. Wish there were more pictures!

  4. JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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    This one’s for Kelly, who likes a good story:
    McLaughlin House
    This is the farm of Owen McLaughlin (1814-1881), who bought the land around 1854 and had this home built. Owen was born in Ireland and was a cabinetmaker by trade; he also sold other furniture, made caskets and conducted funerals. He married young local girl Minerva St. John, and after they moved onto the farm they had four children, two boys Josiah and George, and two girls Minnie and Jennie.
    After 27 years on the farm, Owen died, and his death notice said:
    “Mr. M. was a man of eminently upright character, an obliging neighbor, and a very devoted husband and father. “
    Minerva carried on the farm with her children George and Minnie living with her. Josiah had a good job with the State in Albany, and Jennie was a schoolteacher. At some point she partnered with farmer and town official D. Esmond Snyder to manage the farm and stay in the house with the family and a hired farmhand. When Minerva died in 1902 at 78 her obit read:
    “Mrs. McLaughlin was a good consistent Christian woman, a kind neighbor, a devoted mother. In her health, she endeared herself to many friends by her cheerfulness, energy, and friendliness.“
    After Minerva’s death, the four children retained the farm with Snyder for awhile until the story took a nasty turn one evening at dinner. Page 1 of the Wayne County Review of Thursday, March 3, 1904:

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Yikes, what a story! I wonder if she continued living there after being stabbed? Or if Jerome was ever caught? Poor woman. They sure were descriptive back then. Thanks for finding that. If you are able to track down what happened to Minnie afterward, that would be interesting to know.

      • JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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        Ya can’t make this stuff up! I was going to post the family part and the crime came up on the last search.
        Three months after, Jerome walked into a restaurant a few miles away to buy some liquor. Somebody recognized him and he acted like nothing happened, and was arrested. The prosecutor thought he was demented, and that’s the last I can find.
        Sister Jennie married a mailman at age 42 the same year, gave birth to son Owen at 44, and died at 49. Owen was the only grandchild of Owen M.
        Minnie never worked again and lived in the village. The farm was sold in 1923, and she was the last of the family to go.
        Newark Union-Gazette, 28 Sep 1938:
        Miss McLaughlin, Veteran Grange Member, Passes
        Services for Miss Minerva McLaughlin, 78, native and active resident of Newark who died at her home here Saturday evening, Sept. 24, were held
        at 2:30 p.m. yesterday in Park Presbyterian Church.
        Miss McLaughlin was born in Arcadia on July 4, 1860, the daughter of Owen and Minerva St. John McLaughlin, and had lived in this township her entire life. She taught for many years in district schools of the area, was for 53 years a member of Newark Grange, served 20 years as secretary of Wayne County Pomona Grange, was a charter member and past officer of Amitie chapter of Eastern Star, and a member of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in Newark Cemetery. Surviving is a nephew, Owen C. Lincoln, Manhasset, L.I.

        The house is great, the family story adds to it and one crazy incident doesn’t tarnish the place.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11932 comments

          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Thanks Jim. How sad and interesting. If anything the story, their lives, makes me hope the home is purchased and restored even more!

    • Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

      So the stabbing/murder happened in the house? Eek!

  5. Ester Stefanidis says: 11 comments

    Am I missing something here? All I see are close up photos of doors. No photos of entire room or entrance. I can’t tell what this house looks like inside. Am I missing photos?

  6. 67drake67drake says: 268 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    Just curious,the door in Picture #12-this is Maple,correct?
    Beautiful grain.

  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 6678 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Wallpaper schmallpaper indeed! JK;-) Whoever buys this FAB property would be smart to value and preserve that gravity steam system! With a little yearly maintenance, that boiler will efficiently and effectively keep you and yours warm and toasty for many, many, many years. It’s the best kind of passive heat with no drying effect to deal with: and the soothing sounds of it working will lull you into blissful sleep each winter. Add a separate AC system if you must, but leave the steam! You’ll be glad you did – I guar-an-tee

  8. Vicki F says: 62 comments

    Wow, interesting post. However; the pictures leave much to be desired. You get no sense of the space or layout of the interior and like Ester said, it’s pretty much just pictures of doors. Great wallpaper though!

  9. Stellabella says: 4 comments

    Awful crime! To me makes the wallpapers more important to be restored of lives lived in this lovely home to be again!

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