Watson House (Lockport, New York)

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Watson House

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Watson House, June 2009
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Location 129 Outwater Dr., Lockport, New York
Coordinates 43°10′48″N78°42′8″W / 43.18000°N 78.70222°W / 43.18000; -78.70222 Coordinates: 43°10′48″N78°42′8″W / 43.18000°N 78.70222°W / 43.18000; -78.70222
Built 1854
Architect Watson, Thomas
Architectural style Gothic Revival
MPS Stone Buildings of Lockport, New York MPS
NRHP reference #

03000486

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Added to NRHP May 30, 2003

Watson House is a historic home located at Lockport in Niagara County, New York, USA. It is a two-story stone structure built in 1854 by Thomas Watson, an early settler of Lockport, in the Gothic Revival style. It is one of approximately 75 stone residences remaining in the city of Lockport. [2]

Lockport (city), New York City in New York, United States

Lockport is a city and the county seat of Niagara County, New York, surrounded by the town of Lockport. The population was 21,165 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 20,480 as of 2016. It is named from a set of Erie Canal locks within the city. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Niagara County, New York County in the United States

Niagara County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 216,469. The county seat is Lockport. The county name is from the Iroquois word Onguiaahra; meaning the strait or thunder of waters.

Gothic Revival architecture Architectural movement

Gothic Revival is an architectural movement popular in the Western world that began in the late 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time. Gothic Revival draws features from the original Gothic style, including decorative patterns, finials, lancet windows, hood moulds and label stops.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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