Join us for a lecture, tour, and wine-and-cheese reception of a unique historic property near the Cascadilla Gorge in the East Hill Historic District. Noted Ithaca architect William H. Miller designed this grand Romanesque Revival residence for the Williams family, Ithaca business owner and Cornell Trustee George R. Williams (1843-1907) and Ellen Douglass Boardman Williams (1847-1944). Completed in 1893, the house later served as the home for Ithaca College presidents for many decades.
City of Ithaca Historian Mary Tomlan will give a brief overview of the architect and the original owners of the property before the tour.
Parking is available on neighborhood streets: Buffalo Street, East Seneca Street, and North Aurora Street are all within easy walking distance of the property. Because of the limited street space on Fountain Place, we kindly ask guests to only use the pull-in on Fountain Place to drop off and pick up guests.