Hull Family Home and Farmstead - Table of Contents

Contrast: 2003 vs. 2018 Exterior
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.


Facade


August 2004 photo - Facade
Federal style   ...   C. 1810, two stories, 5-bay, central entry   ...  
Gothic Revival  running ornament under eaves is not original   ...   6/6 lights not original



April 2018 photo - Facade
Second floor window replacement   ...   12/12 lights - the original number of panes



August 2004 photo - Facade
Local Onondaga limestone   ...   Gothic Revival  running ornament under eaves is not original to the house and will be removed during a later phase of restoration



April 2018 photo - Facade
Unoriginal  Gothic Revival  running ornament under eaves removed    ...   Pilasters detail below:



August 2004 photo - Facade
Two of four Tuscan  pilasters  support molded lintel at base of blind tympanum



August 2004 photo - Facade
Large relieving Federal style elliptical arch of cut limestone   ...   Keystone in center  of arch  ...   Voussoirs   ...   Blind tympanum   ...   Pilasters   ...   Side lights   ...   4 Federal style pilasters support molded lintel at base of blind tympanum   ...   3/3 light side lights   ...   Steps: 3-sided step-pyramidal tier of cut stone



August 2004 photo - Facade
Large 6-panel "cross and bible" front door probably indicates that the house was built as a tavern.



April 2018 photo - Facade
Steps: 3-sided step-pyramidal tier of cut stone



April 2018 photo - Facade
Local Onondaga limestone



August 2004 photo - Facade
First floor window   ...   Limestone splayed lintel and sill   ...   6/6 sash windows are not original. During a later phase of restoration, 12/12 lights will be reproduced.




West elevation


June 2003 photo - West elevation
The gable-ended rectangular mass of the building is set into the side of a natural hill



April 2018 photo - West elevation
Original style oval window added   ...   Left chimney rebuilt   ...   Right chimney added   ...   
Federal style  parapet added





East elevation


June 2003 photo - East elevation
Gable roof   ...   Addition at right to be removed in a later phase of restoration because it is not original


April 2018 photo - East elevation
Federal style  parapet   ...   Addition  removed



April 2018 photo - East elevation
Rebuilt chimneys   ...    Local Onondaga limestone   ...    Federal style oval window   ...   Detail below:



April 2018 photo - East elevation
Local Onondaga limestone   ...    Federal style oval window



Rear (north) elevation


June 2003 photo - Rear (north) elevation
Rear (north) elevation: 3 stories, including an exposed full basement wall



April 2018 photo - Rear (north) elevation
Bottom story is the basement   ...   Note that the first floor door has been restored and a wooden staircase added   ...  Another angle below:



April 2018 photo  - Rear (north) elevation
Parapet detail below:



April 2018 photo  - Rear (north) elevation
Parapet



April 2018 photo  - Rear (north) elevation
Note that the first floor door has been restored and a wooden staircase added




Backyard


June 2003 photo
Cemetery marker is located at rear of property



April 2018 photo
Note split rail fence (snake fence), not there in 2003



April 2018 photo
Roped off area the site for a future kitchen garden


April 2018 photo
Split rail fence (snake fence)




Photos and their arrangement 2018 Chuck LaChiusa
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