Photo Gallery: Living History in Mount Hope & Otisville

A collection of buildings erected before 1900 and still used today
By Holly Kellum
Holly Kellum
Holly Kellum
Washington Correspondent
Holly Kellum is a Washington correspondent for NTD. She has worked for NTD on and off since 2012.
October 13, 2015 Updated: October 13, 2015

OTISVILLE—The first settlers arrived in what is now Mount Hope in 1776, according to “Mount Hope and Otisville” by Nancy Craig and Anita Goldsmith, and in 1825 the name Deerpark Four Corners became Otisville after Isaac Otis, the first postmaster of the town. In the mid 1800’s the Erie Railway was built and with it came a burst of development. Looking back at old photographs, there are many vestiges from that time, but also many changes—South St. is now called Highland Ave., the railway runs on a different path, and many of the original houses and businesses have burnt down or been replaced. The following are structures that, according to tax records, were built on or before 1900.

2 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
2 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

2 Wallace St. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
2 Wallace St. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

68 State St. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1872, according to the owner. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
68 State St. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1872, according to the owner. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

3 Craig Lane in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1830. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
3 Craig Lane in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1830. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Harding House at 183 Old Mountain Rd. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. The house  was built circa 1790 and is now used by the Mount Hope Historical Society. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Harding House at 183 Old Mountain Rd. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. The house was built circa 1790 and is now used by the Mount Hope Historical Society. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

31 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1900. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
31 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1900. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

32 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1897. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
32 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1897. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

28 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1850. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
28 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1850. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

26 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1875. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
26 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1875. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

22 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1886. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
22 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1886. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

12 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1870. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
12 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1870. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

21 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1850. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
21 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1850. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

25 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
25 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

5 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
5 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1880. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

19 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1890. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
19 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1890. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

3 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1847. This house was built in 1847. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
3 Highland Ave. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. This house was built in 1847. This house was built in 1847. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

2009 Route 211 in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. It was built in 1900 and faces the old railroad track that runs parallel to Main St. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
2009 Route 211 in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. It was built in 1900 and faces the old railroad track that runs parallel to Main St. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Otisville-Mount Hope Presbyterian Church at 25 Main St. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. It was finished in 1856, according to the book
The Otisville-Mount Hope Presbyterian Church at 25 Main St. in Otisville on Oct. 12, 2015. It was finished in 1856, according to the book “Mount Hope and Otisville,” by Nancie Craig and Anita Goldsmith, although tax records show it as being built in 1960. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

To contact this reporter, email holly.kellum@epochtimes.com.

Holly Kellum
Washington Correspondent
Holly Kellum is a Washington correspondent for NTD. She has worked for NTD on and off since 2012.