Greek Revival – Port Byron, NY – $38,900

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Added to OHD on 3/11/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/11/19   -   14 Comments
80 Pine St, Port Byron, NY 13140

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In it's day this was the home in Port Byron called "The Mansion". 6,680 ft. of living area. All Brick, 8+ bedrooms, 4+ baths. This was once a 6 family with separate utilities. Needs work. All vacant, Owner financing available.
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Dean Cummins, Sun Harvest Realty
(315) 626-2277
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14 Comments on Greek Revival – Port Byron, NY – $38,900

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  1. Avatarmiles227 says: 187 comments
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    1955 Storybook Ranch
    Northridge, CA

    Ouch, poor thing. The smaller stairs branching off the main stair curve is fascinating.

    • AvatarLauraG says: 45 comments

      I thought that little stairway off the main stairs was really trippy, although from the doorway clearly original. The whole house is a gigantic interesting project. If this were in Missouri instead of New York, I would definitely be interested.

  2. AvatarCarolyn says: 241 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Never has a house needed a hug as much as this one. I wish I had the resources to help out the old girl!

  3. JimHJimH says: 3997 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Shown as the home of D.B. Smith on 19th century maps, the house was built in the Erie Canal era which brought great prosperity to central New York state.

    David Benjamin Smith (~1800-1869) was a farmer and merchant from the lower Hudson Valley who married Sarah Ann Sayre, then came to Cayuga County about 1820. They established a successful store at Port Byron and raised a large family, with 8 of their 12 children reaching maturity.

    I don’t see much documentation on the house, though it’s important to local history and is badly in need of attention to preserve it.

    • JimHJimH says: 3997 comments
      OHD Supporter

      A vintage photo of an awesome Gothic Revival house built for the son of the owner of the posted house just up Main Street. David W. Smith (1821-1886) was a successful merchant on his own account, and retired as a “man of leisure” by the age of 36. Later owned by manufacturer W.W. Mack, the house was demolished in the 1920’s to make way for a boring Dutch Colonial. Click photo to enlarge:

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4324 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Wow. Imagine the space up on 3! Nice. Thanks’ Jim.

  4. AvatarTess says: 305 comments

    Servents stairs probably. We had a house in Md with a similar stair setup. Or maybe a place to hide granny.😳

    • RossRoss says: 2370 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      The “second” stair leads to the adjacent wing, which has a lower second-floor level than the main block.

      Fascinating house. It appears that enough original material remains to do a faithful restoration. The house was once a knock-out and could be again.

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 4324 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Ouch! The wonderful Egyptian revival mantle hints at a glorious past. Would love to see it restored back to a fully open hearth.

  6. Avatarzoomey says: 475 comments

    That’s a tragedy. So sad to see a once-lovely house in this condition. Hope someone saves her. It’s almost too late.

  7. AvatarClay says: 53 comments

    I never thought I’d say this, but call in all the folks at HGTV: There are plenty of walls to be torn out!

  8. AvatarWoeisme says: 95 comments

    I like the white house across the street.

  9. AvatarCarolyn E. says: 74 comments

    It’s a great restoration project.

  10. AvatarRick R. says: 42 comments

    I’m assuming the wing portion of the house was an add on?? My inclination would be to demolish that portion and restore the beautiful temple form portion of the house, possibly adding an appropriate addition with modern kitchen to the rear, not readily visible from the street. Lots of potential here. I like the elevated lot as well.


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