1906 – Herkimer, NY

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Added to OHD on 6/30/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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435 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350

  • $289,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 6978 Sq Ft
  • 0.85 Ac.
Elegant Lathrop Mansion c. 1902, 4-5 bedroom, 5 bath. Mediterranean style villa with tile roof and bricks of unpolished marble. Grand entry, all original natural woodwork & hardware, french doors, fireplaces, perfect for B&B or apts. Parking and new furnace.
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Robyn Safford, A.M. Blask Realty,
(315) 868-1549
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13 Comments on 1906 – Herkimer, NY

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Perfect for apartments according to the realtor–hope that doesn’t happen! Perfect for me, he meant! What a cool unique house!

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  2. Douglas Green says: 84 comments

    Those inserts in the stair rail look very similar to vent grills made by Gladding McBean for Spanish Revival house of the 1920’s. Not an application you’d see everyday. Below was the closest I could find.

    https://freerangestock.com/photos/25050/attic-vent-in-a-traditional-chinese-farm-house.html

    • ChrisICU says: 639 comments

      Douglas, I’ve also seen these tiles in traditional houses across China. In Shanghai, I would often see them on the traditional Shikumen style of city house. These houses have tall courtyards to provide privacy. Often, high up on the wall these types of tiles would be inset to provide some ventilation while retaining some type of privacy and security.

      • Don Carleton says: 264 comments

        Agreed, immediately thought “Chinese” when I saw that stair rail with the ceramic insert panels.

        I think I’ve seen a garden fence with a similar treatment on the grounds of an old New England merchant’s mansion or two…

  3. JimHJimH says: 4953 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house was built in 1906 for Frank F. Lathrop (1856-1917), a founder and executive of the Standard Furniture Company of Herkimer. Founded in 1886, at one time the company was the largest producer of wooden office furniture in the world, with over 15 acres of factory space under roof in Herkimer. Their products were shipped across the country and to Europe, and the company operated until 1978. Frank F. Lathrop handled accounting and finance for the company and its spinoffs.
    Ilion NY Citizen – Thursday, February 8, 1906 – page 2:
    “Herkimer’s finest residence will be erected on North Main street by Frank F. Lathrop. Last week Mr. Lathrop purchased the house and lot of Stephen Taylor and the adjoining lot of D.F. Strobel, giving him a plot of land over 100 feet front and 200 feet deep. It is the most desirable location and the house to be erected will add much to the appearance of the Murray Hill of Herkimer. Mr. Lathrop paid $3,900 for the Strobel lot and $7,000 for the Taylor place, making it the most expensive residence lot in Herkimer. The buildings will all be removed and the new house will no doubt be a model of artistic beauty and elegance. The rear of the lot will be laid out in a beautiful garden surrounded by a low brick wall after the English style.”
    Frank and Florence Lathrop had no children and lived in the house with her sister and a servant. They also traveled extensively abroad.

  4. Robb H says: 190 comments

    We actually drove by this house on Tuesday. We were actually scheduled to see it but we were not able to go in as it is now a 4 unit building and the Realtor could not reach all the renters. This house appears to now be split up. It is located right by the commercial area of Herkimer. The area was less than desirable to live as many stores were empty, garbage on streets, places not well kept in area. Apparently the property inside is much rougher than in the pictures. The exterior needs a lot of work. Wood is rotted, roof is iffy and more upkeep is needed that apparently has not been done in years,

  5. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Very nice and unique featured home here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a house of this period clad with bricks of “unpolished marble”. Everything about this house suggests it was a grand home in its day. Somewhat sad to hear the surroundings today do not match those back in the mansion’s heyday. Still, the asking price seems pretty reasonable for a house of this quality.

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