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House of the week: six generations of the same family have “treasured” the house of Oneida since 1864


ONEIDA, NY – When Mary Pat Adams purchased the large brick Italian house at 506 Main Street in Oneida from her parents in 1996, she continued her family’s legacy in the property, which dates back to the time. of civil war.

Since 1864, six generations of his family have made this place their home.

It was his great-great-grandfather, Robert Fearon, and his second wife, Juliette, who first built the house.

Fearon’s son Henry later inherited it. After getting married and having six children, he expanded the kitchen and dining room in 1900 to accommodate his growing family.

Mary Pat Adams’ great-great-grandparents, Robert and Juliette Fearon, who had the house built in 1864. Courtesy of Mary Pat AdamsCourtesy of Mary Pat Adams

In the 1950s, the property almost left the family. Adams’ father, after serving in the Korean conflict, thought the house was a bit “dated.”

“Bob Fearon,” his mother warned. “Don’t leave this house out of the family!”

(“Mom was a visionary,” Adams said.)

He took on a second job at Vernon Downs to help cover the costs of upgrading the house.

Hoping to be a “good steward,” Adams continued her family’s dedication to the property.

In 2001, she made an addition, which enlarged the size of the kitchen, created a new master bedroom and a new bathroom, a laundry room, a hallway and a back entrance, with a screened porch.

This story from ten years ago demonstrates its fidelity.

The flooring on the beautiful veranda porch was starting to show its age and needed to be replaced.

One builder said the porch was constructed from fir, which helped explain why it had lasted so long, over 100 years.

Adams said she and her husband “collected coins” to rebuild the pine porch, believing it was the best way to ensure another century of use.

To replace the historic windows, she contacted the Mennonite community to have them match the originals exactly.

“They are wonderful,” she said.

506 Main Street

Here is a winter photograph of the house taken during the Great Depression. The only paint available for the trim then was brown. Courtesy of Mary Pat AdamsCourtesy of Mary Pat Adams

The five bedroom, three full bath, and three half bath home has many modern amenities that would wow Adams parents.

The gourmet kitchen, which Adams says is the home’s primary gathering place, has a five-burner cooktop, convection oven, wine cooler, micro-oven. waves / halogen and a warming drawer.

The house includes a hot air forced-air floor with gas and radiant heating, two charging stations for electric cars in the garage and a steam shower in the main bathroom. Elfa’s adjustable her and him closets are located in the master bedroom.

Meanwhile, the home’s original pocket doors, leaded glass windows, cove moldings, chair rails, and curved mahogany staircase are reminiscent of the home’s historic beginnings.

“We cherished it,” Adams said.

She also cherishes the memories created there.

Her father took her down the main staircase in her wedding dress, and the park-like one-acre courtyard hosted her reception with 425 guests.

“The yard is so spacious, it’s amazing,” Adams said. “The world is not on you.”

Dinners, high school graduations, Rotary events, Super Bowl parties and Christmas Eve dinners were celebrated there.

The enlarged kitchen, with a large dining area and counters, a front living room and a dining room, makes it easy to organize large parties.

“It’s a great house for entertaining,” she said.

Adams admits she is “sad” to have to let go of the property, which has been in her family for so long.

With her family moving and the house being too big for “only two people”, she thinks the time has come to sell.

In addition, there is something more.

“The house deserves a big family,” she said. “He has so much to give. “

“And be loved.”

As by the same family since 1864.

For more information on this property, please contact the owner and real estate agent, Mary Pat Adams, of Hunt Real Estate ERA. His contact details are below.


Address: 506 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421

Price: $ 375,000

Size: 3,212 square feet

Area: 0.85 acres

Monthly mortgage: $ 1,249 (based on national average rate of 2.90%, according to Freddie Mac on July 8, for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 20% down payment. Fees and points not included. )

Taxes: $ 9,046 (Based on an assessed value of $ 201,600)

Built: 1864

School district: Oneida

Cooked: A sign reading “Gathering Room” hangs above the large gourmet kitchen (20 feet by 28 feet), which is appropriate. Owner Mary Pat Adams says this is where her family gathered for meals and parties. She and her mother both loved working in the cherry wood kitchen which was extended in 2001. General Electric appliances are featured, including a five-burner gas cooktop, convection oven, warming drawer. , microwave / halogen oven and wine refrigerator. There is a Bosch dishwasher, Corian countertops and a butcher block counter. The kitchen has access to a vestibule, a laundry room, a large pantry and a screened-in back porch. There is an office area.

Living spaces: This historic house was built in 1864 and belongs to the same family. It has been “cherished” by six generations and has been greatly improved, evolving over time. “The house was built like a fortress,” the owner said, and his craftsmanship is evident, from the hardwood floors, pocket doors, curved staircase, and cove moldings. The front living room was where Christmas was celebrated. A music room, as it once housed a piano, and the main living room each has a gas fireplace. The elegant dining room has a stained glass window. An office on the first floor could be converted into a bedroom on the ground floor. The house has radiant underfloor heating and the house’s brick walls keep the house cool during the summer. The house has AC ducts in place if needed.

Bedrooms: The master bedroom is one of the five bedrooms located on the second floor. This is a new room with an all new Elfa him and her closet system, fully adjustable. A laundry chute sends dirty clothes to the new laundry room. Three bedrooms are quite large with large closets. An old “maid’s room” is a small room upstairs.

Bathrooms : The new master bathroom is brand new with double sinks and a new steam shower that looks like a sauna. A second full bathroom on the second floor has been remodeled and also has double sinks. In total, the house has three full bathrooms and three powder rooms.

Basement: The spacious basement was once a coal cellar. When Adams was a girl, it was converted into a playground, where she played pool on a slate table and spent sleepovers. It has a bathroom and a workshop.

Outside: The historic house is located away from the road, giving the impression that ‘the world is not on you’. The courtyard has hosted many outdoor parties, including the owner’s wedding reception with 425 guests. She fondly remembers playing kickball and “kicking the can” down the quiet aisle when she was growing up. Part of the yard is fenced for dogs and there is room for raspberries and composting. The large front porch has new flooring and the new private back porch is ideal for ‘a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine‘ in the evening. The “huge” garage can hold two cars and is deep enough for a workshop and cabinets. There is storage space upstairs. A shed without a door can accommodate two additional cars. The neighborhood is very friendly.

Agent: Mary pat adams

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Address: 767 Lenox Avenue, Suite 1, Oneida, NY 13421

Telephone: (315) 761-5484

Email: [email protected]

Website: marypatadams.huntrealestate.com

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