John Losee House

17100 County Route 155, Watertown, New York


John Losee House

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The John Losee House is architecturally significant as a distinctive early National Period example of domestic architecture in the town of Watertown, Jefferson County New York. Built c1828 for John Losee, the nominated house stands as a chronicle of the vernacular architecture of the immediate post-settlement era of the region and as part of a regional building tradition of stone construction in the Black River area. Economic growth combined with abundant limestone deposits in the area allowed wealthier farmers like Losee to construct large residences, dressed in the latest fashion. Losee's five-bay, double pile, symmetrically composed, house was embellished with detailing and features like an elliptical fanlight over the front door, corner quoins, and federal mantelpieces.

Posted to the NRHP 2-14-2014


20th Century (29,076)
Built 1928 (939)
Built during 1920s (8,277)
Federal (4,600)
House (27,633)
In operation (2,257)
Jefferson County, New York (144)
New York (6,123)
Stone (26,160)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2014: Added by Dave King