Franklin B. Hough House

Collins St., Lowville, New York

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Description 

Residence (1863-85) of Dr. Hough, the father of American forestry. He was the first Federal forestry official and the author of the first American book on forestry. In 1855, Hough wrote the bill creating New York's vast Adirondack Forest Preserve. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000526
NR name
Hough, Franklin B., House
Area of significance
Conservation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1863; 1885
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3