Phelps Community Historical Society and Howe House

Phelps Community Historical Society and Howe House
66 Main St., Phelps
(315) 548-4940

Howe House

This circa-1869 Second Empire style house – featuring slate mansard roof, dormers with elaborate surrounds and a symmetrical façade – was constructed of local brick and limestone. It remains one of the few examples of a two-story privy in the U.S. The building, one of seven in Phelps on the National Register of Historical Places, was purchased by an anonymous donor in 1999 and given to the Historical Society. Howe’s House museum includes more than 2,000 artifacts, most with local ties.  Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the summer season. For more information, visit www.phelpsny.com.