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Under $100K Sunday – c.1861 Italianate Home For Sale in Ogdensburg, NY Under $100K – Pending

The lot was sold by Anthony Furness, a stone mason who lived on Jay Street in a stone house around the corner from 603 Franklin, to Charles Shepard in 1868 for $1,400.  The house was then built for Customs Collector Charles Shepard (1810-1875), a Vermont native, his wife Laura Swift Ripley Shepard (1820-1899), and their five surviving children, Julia, Charlotte, George, Laura, and Elizabeth. Son Charles, a 2nd lieutenant in the 106 Regiment NYV, was killed at age 21 at Cold Harbor during the Civil War and never lived here. Custom Collectors made a good income in those days, enabling Charles to construct this formidable brick home for his remaining large family.

After Charles passed in 1875, Laura lived in the large home with two daughters, her sister-in-law and a servant. Daughters Julia and Charlotte never married and inherited the house, taking in lodgers to help with expenses. Sometime after 1920, the house was sold.

 

Kitchen featured at 603 Franklin St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Kitchen featured at 603 Franklin St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Kitchen featured at 603 Franklin St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669

 

 

Exterior featured at 603 Franklin St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669

2 Comments

  • Brett Proctor

    What a beauty! If it were anywhere else I’d love it, but the California boy can’t take 63 inches of snow per year!

  • eileen l tipton

    lovely home is the bedroom ceilings dropped?? yes 5 ft of snow ,a bit much … the home solid and a garage winner

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