Historic Preservation


Wynkoop Miller House

BUILT: c.1852

ADDRESS: 335-337 Allen Street, Hudson, New York

The two-and-one-half-story residence borrows directly from Andrew Jackson Downing's design for a Gothic-style cottage illustrated in "Design II" in Cottage Residences. Unlike the house featured in the design, which was intended to be built in masonry, the residence at 335-337 Allen Street is a frame dwelling with board-and-batten siding. The house consists of a nearly square block surmounted by a hipped roof with steeply pitched gables projecting from the front and rear slopes and with gabled dormer windows on the side elevations. Under the eaves of the gabled portions of the roof at the front and back of the house are decorative bargeboards in a pattern of lobes with cusps terminating in trefoils. Bargeboards also decorate the eaves of the gabled dormers. The gable on the main facade centers a pointed-arch window divided into two lancets fitted with casements containing lozenge-shaped panes of glass.