Wadsworth Homestead, Renovation

5 South Street
Geneseo, New York

Year Built: 1876

This colonial-era building was renovated in 1876 to accommodate larger-scale living in the 19th century. This renovation comprised the main stairway and at least an addition on the south.


• National Register


• "John Hubbard Sturgis," American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999, American Council of Learned Societies ("Wadsworth ‘Homestead’ (1876) in Geneseo").

• "Historic Homes," Magazine of American History, Vol. XIV, July-December, 1885, p. 434 (Sturgis responsible for stairway leading to 3d floor and south addition).

• Letter from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, September 6, 1875, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library, “There is no new work except trifles such as some additional furniture for Mr. Wadsworth.”


Main Stairway

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