Cummings MacFarland writes "Gregor Smith owns this home and is doing a splendid
job remodeling. This has been an ongoing project for about 3 yrs. It is
wonderful to see the transformation and the life come back into it."
Same comment/description as previous. Mary B.
writes: "The property owned by bill brown - dated 2004 - I was wondering if
anyone can tell me if/who owned it previous to Browns. I am looking for LaRose
property with a possible family gravesight on it. thanks!"
Road - old stone house, Jefferson County Update on 09/11/07 - Dumpsters
nearby, brush cleared, some work being done. The fancy part at the top of
remaining front is gone. Either parts have collapsed or were removed.
Update 05/30/09 - This has been demolished and is now just a pile of rubble.
Property owned by the Manos
Griswold Wisner writes "This house was built by Jonathan Webb in the mid 1800's.
One of his children was Daniel Webb who married Lucinda Coon, who had a daughter
named Mary Alice Webb who married Augustus D. Griswold and is my great
grandmother. She was a school teacher and taught in the old schoolhouse on the
corner of schoolhouse road. It is a very interesting study. Jonathon raised many
horses on the 400 acres that he owned there and sold one team for $1200 (a lot
of money back then) and they were taken to France where the story is that they
were used by Luis Napoleon. Fun to know."
writes "Very good picture. Like the dead tree against background. Good
5/24/12 maggie writes "This would be a cool house to do a ghost hunt."
4/30/13 RJones writes "I've always called this place my dream house. I explored
it with my parents when i was younger and since then wanted to buy the old place
and restore it.. wishful thinking probably. :P"
10/19/2022 Devin Stiles writes "Partially fallen down. Incredibly haunted. A diploma from 1924 still hangs on the wall. Decaying furniture sits just as it did decades ago. When the night is still you can hear a cradle rocking in the attic. What appears to be a woman in a white gown can be seen walking towards the barn sometimes during the early morning hours. Truly terrifying if I do say so."
An anonymous reader
says: "It is a brick house that was rebuilt
after the original burned." Owned by a Harry Morse at one time.
9/24/13 Cindy writes "This home is located in Lewis County, on Route 194 (the
road runs from Copenhagen to Barnes Corners). Has been renovated since a house
fire years ago, and a family lives there at the present time."
and Shirley Goutremont previously owned this farm, as well as a saw mill there.
Before the Goutermont's owned it it used to belong to a Harold (Jeff) and Irene
Lidster from the 1940's until they sold it to the Goutremont's....it was a very
big working farm."
Anonymous poster writes that this has
burned down and "There is only a cement foundation and some tin scraps left
now." and "The fire is reportedly suspicious". Above photo is from same anonymous poster showing the remains of the barn,
silo still standing.5/18/08
anonymous: "House was, and may still be, owned by the Rust family."
On 8/1/2022 Mark Hamlin writes "This house was still able to be lived in when the property was sold several years ago. Since then the house has been trashed by trespassers and all the windows and doors have been smashed. There is an old john deere tractor in one of the out buildings behind it."
Sandra W. writes "we purchased this farm in Nov. 2008 and have put a
new roof on the main barn in the pic as well as clean-up/remove the old junk
trailers...repainted and repaired all of the salvageable out-buildings. the
house [not the original] has been remodeled, re-roofed and re-sided. we hope our
efforts will help to restore this beautiful old farm to some of it's former
Was owned by the father of Steve Hall of Steve Hall
Correction submitted by Gary Hall: "Belongs to Deer
Lick Farm formerly owned by
Taken on 08/29/04 Old garage on Route 126,
Jefferson County Webmaster note - the artist Tom Straub has used the
shot of this house and other photos from this site in his haunted artwork -
check it out at this link.
Jack S. writes: "At one time a small store. The "original quickstop" in the township of Croghan. Beer, soft drink, bread, milk,
cigarettes, and gas. If you had a second a story."
CC writes: "I recall there was once a small old fashioned gas
station next to this building- it looked to be packed full of items for sale.
Believe the Watertown Times once did an article on it that included a picture
with maybe an old wooden phone on the wall. Mr. Schwendy ran it and he lived in
a big old house out back, it has since burned. Mr. Schwendy had a big old truck
that he drove to Croghan and parked next next to the Croghan fire hall, (we
called it the milk station) there he waited for all the farmers to bring him
their station cans full of milk- each with the farmers 'identification' painted
on it. (oldest cans had floppy handles, newer ones had the others) My dad would
back his truck up to the back of Mr. Schwendy's and then they would unload and
Mr. Schwendy would return us the clean empty ones. He then took the full ones to
the Dairylea milk plant. I seem to recall he may have piled them 2 cans high
when production was high just to get them all in. The trucks seemed so high and
yet my father and the other men could swing a full station can of milk up onto
them with just one hand like it weighed nothing! I think Dad called him "Fronts"
Schwendy and we stopped a few times at his little store for candy bars and soda.
I was still pretty young when the farmers including my dad were required to
build new milk houses for bulk tanks and then the milk trucks of today would
come and pick up our milk. That ended the social time the farmers had enjoyed
together in those mornings at the 'milk station'."
Jack S. writes:
"Francis (Fronce) Schwendy hauled the milk from the closed Dairylee plant in
Croghan where the fire hall is now to Castorland until that Dairylee plant
Kelly Neverett writes "My family owned this store from the mid 1950's to mid
70's. Saw lot of good people come and go throughout those years. Back then we
were a small family town where everybody knew each other by name. We had a old
saying at our store; we trim the meat not the customers."