Historic Structures

Elihu Kirby House, Henrietta New York

Date added: April 8, 2016 Categories: New York House

Elihu Kirby was born in the County of Columbia, New YorJs in the year 1801. He came to Henrietta at the ago of 19, and sometime after 1825 he purchased the store and business of Ben Baldwin which consisted of General Merchandising. In 1840 he erected his homestead and lived there until the year of his death, 1866. This information was given by Mr. John Calkins who was a nephew of Elihu Kirby, and who resided in the village of Henrietta.

After the year 1866 the Homestead was purchased by Hex. B. Snoch who was identified with many improvements in the village.

Alterations have been few, the porch floor having been lowered and square bases placed under the columns and the sides of the porch were originally built of wood and projected out, flanking the steps. A wood parapet has been removed that adorned the outer portion of the roof.