Lewis Miller Cottage, Chautauqua Institution

NY 17J, Chautauqua, New York

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Lewis Miller Cottage

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Description 

The Chautauqua Institution flourished in the last quarter of the 19th century, contributing to the democratization of education through summer programs, and expanding to include a home study program and a press. Miller, a co-founder, lived for many years and entertained prominent visitors in this Swiss chalet-style cottage (1875). -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000506
NR name
Miller, Lewis, Cottage, Chautauqua Institution
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Swiss chalet
Area of significance
Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Camp
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
1874