1852 Greek Revival – Nunda, NY

Added to OHD on 10/5/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   6 Comments
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30 Massachusetts St, Nunda, NY 14517

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  • $165,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 5920 Sq Ft
  • 1.3 Ac.
Built in 1852, this house has so much room and then some. Built for assemblyman Bell, it has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths in the main house, 12 ft ceilings, natural wood work, 3 working fireplaces. Formal living rm w/ marble fp. Master suite w lg bedroom, bath,dressing room with floor to ceiling closets. Marble fp mantle is avail if new owner want a fp in the master suite. There is a servants quarters that is now a laundry room and office, and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Carriage house has 3 bays and storage area that could be a 1 bd guest suite or apt with its own fireplace. Underground RR room still accessible. So much to offer. No showings until Open House on 10/13 from 12-2. Negotiations will begin on 10/17/18. Make your appt to see this exquisite home. 24 hr notice for all showings.
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Tiffney Malloy, Letchworth Valley Realty
(585) 493-2337
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6 Comments on 1852 Greek Revival – Nunda, NY

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  1. DeniseLynn says: 201 comments

    What a pretty and gracious house. Love the high ceilings, trimwork, and the chandeliers.(especially that first one shown in the 7th pic! sigh.)

  2. Eric says: 387 comments

    I love the front door and all of the great plaster work in the ceilings.

  3. glorybe2god61@aol.com says: 133 comments

    This home is near where I live and sure would be fun to go see it!
    We are still looking for a Dream Home and this is near the area that is desirable.
    I love the chandeliers!

  4. Laura Thornton says: 65 comments

    Elegant home. I love the stark simplicity of the outside. I have a door just like the one they show that I assume was for the underground RR. I wonder what mine was for. It’s stuffed with insulation right now.

    • Gregory_KGregory_K says: 455 comments
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      Chatsworth, CA

      Actually, that lovely front door was created to match the lovely interior, with its wonderful woodwork and fine ornamental plaster ceilings. It was typical of front doors for expensive homes of the ‘Greek Revival’ era. There were a number of popular architectural plan books available before the Civil War that show similar designs. Because outside doors take a beating from the weather, exceptionally fine doors like this one are a rare survival.
      It would never have been created as a signal for the Underground Railroad because you would have to have trespassed to see its details. No African Americans on the run would have risked a daylight visit to confirm details on any front door.
      Most sources on the history of the Underground Railroad credit ‘conductors’ with escorting escaped slaves from one ‘station’ to the next, but each knowing only a small part of the route to the next stop.
      This is simply a lovely home, with a wonderful history.


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