Hull Family Home and Farmstead - Table of Contents

Interior - August 2004 photos
taken during a
tour of the house
for the Landmark Society Board of Trustees given by John Conlin
Hull Family Home and Farmstead
5976 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY
Hull Family Home and Farmstead - Official Website

The Warren Hull House is a National Register listed property significant under two National Register criteria: architecture and settlement.

Architecturally it is a rare surviving Federal style stone structure, retaining a great deal of its original features and woodwork.

It was built in c.1810, predating the devastation of buildings on the Niagara Frontier during the War of 1812. It is the oldest substantial masonry residence in Erie County.


In January 2003 Hogan Restoration was named the general contractor for Phase One: the Exterior Stabilization.

In March 2003 restoration work began thanks to a generous $125,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.



August 2004 photos
taken during a
tour of the house
for the Landmark Society Board of Trustees given by John Conlin who authored the house Historic Structure Report



2004 photo
Parlor   ...   Architectural historian John Conlin



2004 photo
Parlor   ...   Federal style    ...    Broad high mantle shelf supported on a complex series of moldings   ...    At each side of the cut stone slab jambs are pairs of columns on plinth support blocks   ...   Mantel: Descendants' photos   ...  

Left: Warren Hull's stone grave marker   ...   Warren Hull's War of 1812 metal grave marker   ...   Federal style fireplace with brick hearth   ...   Cut stone slab jambs   ...   Plinth under paired columns   ...   Right: Polly Hull's stone grave marker




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Warren Hull's stone grave marker




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Warren Hull's "Sons of the Revolutionary War" metal grave marker




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Polly Hull's stone grave marker




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6/6 sash windows are not original. During a later phase of restoration, 12/12 lights will be reproduced   ...   Paneled window jamb





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Bull's eye  corner block   ...   Federal style molding in door surround



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Federal style fireplace. Plinth under fluted  pilasters




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Federal style fireplace




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Federal style fireplace. Plinth under molded surround



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Federal style balustrade with 1" square wooden balusters



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Attic   ...   At the ridge (top) there is a forty foot long single hewn ridgetree into which the ends of of each pair of log rafters is pinned in a mortise and tennon joint   ...   The ridgetree or rooftree is an 18th century New England structural feature transplant   ...   See ridge beam



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Basement   ...   One of two structural stone piers, one on either side of the center hall.




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Basement   ...    Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind surviving architectural feature in Erie County. It, too, is a transplant from 18th century New England.




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Basement   ...   Door conceals brick beehive bake oven, the earliest known intact surviving example in the Greater Buffalo area.





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Basement   ...   Combination of
beehive bake oven (left) and cooking fireplace (right)



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Basement   ...   Wood is burned in upper beehive bake oven, and then coals are placed in lower section. The above oven is hot enough to cook food.





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Basement  ...  
Brick beehive bake oven. Name comes from rounded brick ceiling which resembles shape of a beehive.



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Basement   ...   Cooking fireplace with three foot long wrought iron cooking crane





Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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