Solomon Bates House

Historical Importance  One of the oldest homes on route 5 this is a post- colonial farmhouse built in 1830 of limestone blocks which are from the escarpment on which it was built. It features a Greek Revival doorway, flat arched window openings and 24-30-inch-thick stone walls. The original acreage of the farm was 265 acres and included many sheds and barns. It is now owned by Don Kreher of Kreher Farms.

Type & Style
Post Colonial, New England farmhouse

Year Built
1830’3

Original Owner
Solomon Bates

Notable Features
24 – 30” stone walls, 30 “ thick wall limestone, Greek revival doorway. Limestone is from the Onondaga Escarpment on which it stands. Early flat-arched window openings.