I love this house too and look at it every day on the way to work.Conrad Lascher, who built this house, was one of the workmen who also rebuilt Clermont after it was burned by the British in Revolutionary War. Interestingly, it shares an unusual architectural detail with Clermont: a vaulted fireplace in the basement. Ours was just rehabilitated in 2009, and photos of the one in the Stone Jug can be found on the Library of Congress website here: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/displayPhoto.pl?path=/pnp/habshaer/ny/ny0500/ny0503/photos&topImages=115179pr.jpg&topLinks=115179pv.jpg,115179pu.tif&title=9.%20%20Historic%20American%20Buildings%20Survey%20(Fed.),%20July%2027,%201940,%20Stanley%20P.%20Mixon,%20Photographer,%20(H)%20INTERIOR,%20CELLAR%20ROOM,%20WEST%20WALL,%20SHOWING%20FIREPLACE%20%26%20HEARTH%20SUPPORT%20OVER.%20%20%20%20%20%20%3cbr%3eHABS%20NY,11-GERM.V,1-9&displayProfile=0
Hello Clermont Historic Site. I love your blog. Did you see the 3 photos taken at Clermont posted to my blog on Jan 15th? I included three links. One to your blog, another to Wiki's article on Clermont, & third to the Friends of Clermont event calender.