Save This Old House: New York Gothic Revival Charmer
Cottage decked in whimsical details
Former Farmworker Cottage
Location Hoosick Falls, New York
Contact Edward Rosenberg, 518-399-0081; [email protected]
The History: As the founder of the Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Company in 1865, Walter Wood oversaw the manufacture of some of the finest farm equipment in the Northeast. And as the owner of renowned Wood Farm, he maintained a pristine, 600-acre dairy farm—one of the first to produce milk in certified sanitary conditions. Eventually Wood Farm milk would be shipped daily to New York City, nearly 200 miles away. Walter Wood built a large cluster of cottages for his farmworkers, including this Gothic Revival. After the farm ceased production in 1892, the cottage traded hands a number of times.
Shown: The four-bedroom, one-bath house sits on a quarter-acre lot and is adorned with whimsical Gothic details and board-and-batten siding in the gable end.