At 106 Broad Street stands another Greek Revival dwelling, built in 1839 for George A. Sacket, son of Augustus Sacket, the village's original proprietor and namesake. The 19-room brick home is a high-style version of the many gable-ell farmhouses built in Hounsfield during the 1830's and 1840's, with gable-front sections and kitchen wings situated at right angles. It features Greek Corinthian columns, dentilled entablatures, and a distinctive Atticurge door surround. In place of the traditional lunette window in the gable peak is a paired window topped by a three-lintel ornamented with a palmette, a popular Greek Revival motif. Note the wide frieze bands along the side walls and the ornamental iron grilles in the "eyebrow" windows.

        George was forced to sell this house in 1849 due to financial difficulty, only ten years after its completion. The farewell he scratched in one of the window panes in the east wing is still visible today: "G. Sacket, Mar. 5, 1849"



From . . .

Harbor Walk: A Guide to the History and Architecture of Sackets Harbor. Prepared by Michael D. Sullivan for the Village of Sackets Harbor and Sackets Harbor Historical Society. Permission for reproduction herein granted by David Altieri, Historical Society Board Member.

Brennan, Robert E. and Jeannie I. Images of America: Sackets Harbor. Charleston: Arcadia, 2000.


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