Hull Family Home and Farmstead - Table of Contents

2004 Interior - 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.



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Parlor. Architectural historian John Conlin guided a tour of the house in August 2004 for the landmark Society Board of Trustees.

The parlor mantle is a virtuoso piece of Federal style design.

A broad high mantle shelf supported on a complex series of moldings.

Warren Hull's stone grave marker

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

Polly Hull's stone grave marker

  • 6/6 sash windows are not original.
  • Paneled window jamb

Federal style fireplace.

Federal style fireplace.

Federal style fireplace.

Federal style balustrade

Attic. Rare: at the ridge (top) there is a forty foot long single hewn ridgetree.

Attic. Braced purlin

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

The basement. kitchen is a one-of-a-kind surviving architectural feature in Erie County.

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

Combination of cooking fireplace and beehive bake oven.

Wood is burned in upper beehive bake oven

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

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Cooking fireplace with three foot long wrought iron cooking crane

The three foot long wrought iron cooking crane on its original pintles is an example of early blacksmithing work on the Niagara Frontier.




Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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