Next Meeting: Thurs, Feb 8, 7:30pm at Barlow Community Center. Learn about grassroots effort to save home with strong ties to the Underground Railroad.
John Ellsworth Jr. Farm
John Ellsworth, the brother of Elisha Ellsworth, built this house in 1848. It burned to the ground the same year and was rebuilt. The original was described as a twin to the farmhouse built on Maplewood Farm located on Hudson-Aurora Road. Five generations of Ellsworths have lived in this house.
The foundation is brick and sandstone, and the house is front-gabled, with two side-gabled wings. The façade is typically Greek Revival, with a boxed cornice, returns, a pedimented entablature, pilasters and sidelights. There is an addition at the rear. The property is pictured in the 1874 Combination Atlas Map of Summit County.