New England Vernacular ~ Frame Houses
Because many of early settlers of Homer NY had roots in New England, some early homes reflect these familiar architectural styles. The oldest existing house in Homer is a simple frame house built in 1799 by Asa White. The house was moved to 20 Clinton Street in 1824, where it still stands. Also on Main Street, at no. 42, is an 1803 Saltbox that has small Frieze windows with one-way shutters and, at 87 South Main Street, a vernacular house that was constructed in 1808 from two older buildings from 1799: Homer’s first tavern and first schoolhouse/church!