This Victorian building was built around 1863
when Herbert and Celintha (Gates) Putnam lived with their family. It was
their daughter, Cora Putnam Hale, who is best known locally for her gift of the
Social Center. Later history tells us that the building was run as a
boarding house and restaurant known as the "Old Homestead Restaurant";
thereafter it became a homestead again; and finally today, converted to six
units. The Putnam houses has a richy history and built similar to
the Nat'l Register Hand Hale Building of Greek Revival style. (The Hand
legal dynasty became perhaps the most notable family in the history of American
jurisprudence, numbering fifteen jurists in five generations.)
The Putnam House has its original ornate original spiral staircase,
as well as the oak focus fireplaces, detailed slate roofing work, wood paneled walls
complete the original Victorian flare! A professionals office dream on the lower levels.
Now operating as registered non-profit women's shelter and transferrable to new
owner if wish.
9,178 s/f of retail/living space, .55 acre with Route 9 commercial exposure, mixed heat (wood outdoor furnace, lp and electric), partial basement, metal/slate roof, brick and wood framed. Public water and
new large private septic.
more about the Elizabethtown community (Essex County Seat), visit our
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by ACHR for your enjoyment. This property is NOT on the historical
registry list; but if that is something the new owner wishes to
investigate, review our info posted on what qualifies (click
here and view our