William Martin Mansion

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William Martin Mansion, Lafargeville. Outside of Lafargeville, near the remains of the Lafarge Mansion. The William Martin Mansion has now been torn down, all that remains is the wind mill tower.

For many more pictures and some more info go to this page on this website .

According to town historian Bonnie Schafer: "The house was called the William Martin Mansion at one time.John Lafarge transferred a little over 217 acres to William and Sophronia Martin on June 7 1830. The stone house was quarried from nearby native limestone, had 11 rooms, 2 large hallways and fireplaces. Mr Martin was supervisor of town of Orleans.
The property passed a few time, Delano Calvin and heirs owned it at one time. In 1882 the stone house and farm was conveyed to Wendel Hyel and transferred to Georgiania Jerome on Nov 20 1922. Its been in the Jerome family every since. From my understanding no one has lived in the house since early 1970. I checked with the town clerk too, its listed under Manford and Lousie Jerome.
In 1990 while out biking we heard a very loud noise from the building as we
passed by... a closer look we found that the stair case had collapsed."

This building has now been demolished by the owners of the property.

Also see:
Lafargeville
The LaFarge Mansion
Historic Structures in Jefferson County
Stone Buildings

This text and photos taken from Old Abandoned Buildings of Northern NY website .