Zehr Estate

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Combination of stick style and Eastlake Victorian architecture Original wood clapboard siding under the siding that was added late 1940's Amy and Brad Zehr in fall of 2009, when thinking about purchasing this property West side view of widow's walk West side view of Main house West side view of 208 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY Back view of carriage house, 9 Athens Street Waverly, NY Slate roof and iron work at 208 Chemung Street West view of 208 Chemung Street Waverly, NY 208 Chemung Street, Waverly NY Winter of 2011 Feb. of 2011

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Design Notes: It is believed that the designer, Azariah J. VanAtta, of the 208 Chemung Street residence (constructed sometime around 1853 and then re-built in 1873) was heavily influenced by the Eastlake Design movement, a variation of the Victorian Design. The Eastlake Design combines elements of Victorian and Craftsman style and philosophy with a Middle Eastern and Japanese influence that was popular in the 19th century. The Eastlake Design was also said to be indirectly influenced by Gothic design elements.

The Eastlake Movement was a popular late nineteenth century architectural and household design reform movement started by architect and writer Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906). "His book Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details posited that furniture and decor in people's homes should be made by hand or machine workers who took personal pride in their work. Manufacturers in the United States used the drawings and ideas in the book to create mass-produced Eastlake Style or Cottage furniture. The geometric ornaments, spindles, low relief carvings and incised lines were designed to be affordable and easy to clean; nevertheless, many of the designs resulted in being artistically complex. The movement is generally considered part of the late Victorian period in terms of broad antique furniture designations." (wikipedia.org)

Although Charles Eastlake, never made furniture himself, his designs and essence was, and is still held close to the hearts of many craftsmen. One would also wonder if the crown wrought iron railing at the roof top, paid homage to the original blacksmith shop and the craftsman that operated at this very location in the heart of Waverly, prior to construction of this magnificent masterpiece. 

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