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Sold – Under $100K Sunday – c.1840 Stunning Italianate Home For Sale in Lyons, NY $100K

31 High St, Lyons, NY 14489  $100,000 Sold for $130,000

Italianate Home For Sale


This gorgeous c.1840 Italianate home for sale in Lyons, New York (pop. 3,619) was built 15 years after the completion of the Erie Canal through the hamlet.

Family History

I could not find the original owners of this spectacular house, but a subsequent owner had ties to the canal. Eighty years after the home’s build date, W.H. Munn, a farmer, owned it. He resided here with his wife, Katie, and son, Alvah Dwight, chief operator at the Barge Canal Lock #27 in Lyons. After W.H. passed away in 1944, the house was passed down to his son. Per the 1940 US Census, the property was valued at $5,000 that year.
  • 5bed
  • 2bath
  • 2,829sqft
  • 0.26acre lot
  • Build date 1840
  • 11 Noc. 1980


Welcome to this gracious, historic colonial home, filled with character. High ceilings, 2 marble fireplaces (plus 3 more fireplaces), hardwood floors, pocket doors and natural woodwork, two staircases…all this along with an updated kitchen for modern functionality. 5 bedrooms (possible 6th on first floor) and 2 full baths (1 on the first floor) as well as a walk-up attic with exposed brick ready to be finished for additional space. Newer shed with woodstove makes a great year-round workshop. Furnace 2016, water heater 2012, washer & dryer 2020, metal and vinyl fencing 12/2020. Sellers relocating for employment. Delayed negotiations, offers to be reviewed Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 pm.

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  • Linda S

    The ‘1840’ date might be possible, but if it is, the shape of the house in 1852 was quite different from today. It might have been remodeled extensively, or someone may have owned the land on which that house now sits in 1840, with that house constructed somewhat later. An 1852 “John Bevan” map of the neighborhood shows just one recognizable home ‘footprint’ – the old ‘Dickerson’ house on the north side of Queen Street near the end of Butternut. These VERY old maps used to have outlines of the buildings, and names of the owners on every street. That said… the largest house on the west side of High Street in the (more or less) approximate location was owned by an “M. Brownsen” in 1852. At the time, there was still an empty corner lot to the north of the Brownson home, and eight much smaller buildings to the south, with only one owner’s name: Mead, on the middle building between the Brownson building and the one of the Church Street end. The house has been sold since this post. If the new owners would like a pic of that map piece, I’d be happy to share it.

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