Date of search - xxxx

Common Name: Farnsworth/McCoy House
Owner: John & Marlene McCoy
Street Address: 1205 Main Street


Vermont Division for Historic Preservation Ref - 604_044_004



2-story, 3x2 bay Greek Revival temple form with 1 1/2 story, 3xl bay ell attached to south side. Stone foundation faced with concrete. Asphalt shingled gable roof. The cornice continues around gable forming a pediment with several recessed triangular panels in the tympanum. Corner pilasters  (just inside the corners) are applied to wide vertical boards. The pilasters have capitals and super capitals that rise through the frieze to visually carry the cornice. Right gable end entrance: square pilasters frame the entryway which is recessed one foot and has a paneled soffitt and reveals. 2/3 sidelights flank a 4' panel door with a transom light above that extends over the sidelights. The door enters onto a wide porch (late 19th c.) that wraps around the right (south) side of the building to the ell. The porch has turned posts. brackets and a rail. Windows are 2/2 ????????????

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31 Jul 1980

Stephanette Potvin to John T. and Marlene I. McCoy....W.D.....being a parcel of land containing one-fourth acre, more or less, together with the buildings thereon, located on the nbortherly side of the highway which runs through Fairfax Village..........



21 Aug 1963<!-- Row 3 Column 1 -->

Charles Doherty to Philip Potvin.....W.D.........Being a parcel of land containing one fourth acre, more or less together with the buildings thereon located on the northerly side of the highway....



24 Nov 1942<!-- Row 4 Column 1 -->

Brewer Bros., Inc. to charles & Beulah fourth acre more or less, with buildings thereon...known as the Hotchkiss place......



11 Aug 1937<!-- Row 5 Column 1 -->

James & Hazel Hotchkiss vs Brewer Bros., Inc. Decree of Foreclosure one fourth acre, more or less with buildings thereon known as the Dunn Place...and bounded on the southerly by the highway running through Fairfax Village.....



14 Oct 1936<!-- Row 6 Column 1 -->

Mortgage Discharged



18 May 1923<!-- Row 7 Column 1 -->

Estate of Harriet E. Hotchkiss - decree of distribution - to James H. Hotchkiss, son....House, barn and lot in Fairfax Village......



27 Sep 1907<!-- Row 8 Column 1 -->

Harriet S. Hotchkiss willed the house to her grandson, James H. Hotchkiss, a minor, with his mother Harriet E. Hotchkiss as guardian as long as she remained the wife of Cephas A. Hotchkiss.  Harriet S. Hotchkiss was the widow of James H. Hotchkiss also...........



30 Sep 1912

Above Will was distributed September 30, 1912



02 Apr 1858<!-- Row 10 Column 1 -->

Lewis A. Dunn to James M. half acre of land and the buildings thereon bounded as follows:  on the northerly side by land owned by the Northern Educational Union, on the east by the Boarding house lot owned by the said Educational Union, on the south by land owned by the heirs of Joseph D. Farnsworth, deceased, and on the west by the highway running through Fairfax Village supposed to contain a half acre of land be the same more or less, and is the same land which was deeded to me the said Lewis A. Dunn by Joseph D. Farnsworth the 29th day of January A.D. 1850....

This last deed was apparently never recorded, but Lewis A. Dunn first appears in the Fairfax Tax records in 1853.  This entry reads as follows:

Lewis A. Dunn - one half acre and buildings - Value $350



Researched By: Marian D. Chaffee & Cliff Stewart
Date: February 1975