kids encyclopedia robot

Elisha Straight House facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Elisha Straight House
A 1+1⁄2-story wooden house, painted red, lit by the sun from the left with trees and part of a white house behind it.
South profile and east elevation, 2008
Location Hartford, NY
Nearest city Hudson Falls
Built early 19th century
Architectural style Colonial, Greek Revival
NRHP reference No. 04000986
Added to NRHP 2004

The Elisha Straight House, now the Hartford Museum, is located on Main Street in Hartford, New York, United States, a short distance north of NY 149. It is a red wooden house dating to the early 19th century.

At the beginning of the Civil War it was used as a local recruitment center for the Union Army, since many local men wanted to serve due to strong abolitionist sentiment in the area. Today it is a local history museum. In 2004 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

kids search engine
Elisha Straight House Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.