Main Door

Main Door

The Victorian era of architecture reigned from the 1830s until the beginning of the 20th century and was known as a period of romanticism. Ornamentation such as gingerbread detailing or Victorian lace is frequently used. Roof lines tend to be accented with hipped gables, towers and dormers.

When Franklin married Elizabeth Booth they lived in a corner lot of the property. After they bought the homestead property back, they moved into the little clapboard house that was built around 1810. This house was closer to the road. Elizabeth liked to draw and there are sketches of hers similar to the Hinchey house. At the time of William’s birth, they were still living in the 1810 house. Franklin started building the current house in 1874 and they moved into it in 1880. William lived most of his life in this house. He died in the “Sick Bed” of the first-floor bedroom in 1964. The same place as his father, Franklin, who passed away in 1912.


Dutch Barn

Historic barns are structures built for use. Nevertheless, decorative elements are not lacking on barns. Foremost among these is color (red being most common). Dutch barns traditionally sported distinctively shaped martin holes in the upper reaches of the building. Another decorative motif on historic barns is the arrangement of spacings between bricks to form decorative patterns (as well as to ventilate the barn).




House and Barn

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