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Inventory #CO0228 - SOLD

The Putnam House

Elizabethtown is Essex's County Seat

7617 US Route 9, Elizabethtown NY 12932

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Post card of yesteryear Today's view of around the building (up and below)

Inside original details

Original spiral staircase is the show piece upon entering the foyer.  Hardwood floors, statue shelves to showcase your boquet. Sorry, a little out of focus, but please imagination the fine workmanship that must went into this ceiling.
Front room with hardwood floors and murals, would make a great waiting lounge for your clients.

Wow.  When I saw this fireplace, I just had to touch.  It is the focus point for any quests.  Put your board or conference room here!


This Victorian building was built around 1863 when Herbert and Celintha (Gates) Putnam lived with their family.  It was their daughter, Cora Putnam Hale, who is best known locally for her gift of the Social Center.  Later history tells us that the building was run as a boarding house and restaurant known as the "Old Homestead Restaurant"; thereafter it became a homestead again; and finally today, converted to six units.   The Putnam houses has a richly history and built similar to the Nat'l Register Hand Hale Building of Greek Revival style.  (The Hand legal dynasty became perhaps the most notable family in the history of American jurisprudence, numbering fifteen jurists in five generations.)


The Putnam House has its original ornate original spiral staircase, as well as the oak focus fireplaces, detailed slate roofing work, wood paneled walls complete the original Victorian flare!  A professional's office dream on the lower levels.  Upstairs four residential rental apartments (could be $600-650/mth. each) and the lower level has two professional offices (could be $1,200 mth).  Currently a woman's shelter, "Sister At A Crossroad".  To learn more about the Elizabethtown community (Essex County Seat), visit our concierge site (click here).    This property is NOT on the historical registry list, but if that is something the new owner wishes to investigate, review our info posted on what qualifies (click here).



Amenities include: 


9,178 s/f of retail/living space, .55 acre with Route 9 commercial exposure, mixed heat (wood outdoor furnace, lp and electric), partial basement, metal/slate roof, brick and wood framed.  Public water and new large private septic.   Updates include new hot water heater, rinni heaters, windows and carpeting.


Offered at only $135,000 USD