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Bath Baptist Church located in Bath, New York
Built for the First Baptist Society of Bath in 1887-88, the church on Howell Street is a distinguished intact example of a late nineteenth century Romanesque Revival building, designed by prominent Binghamton (New York) architect Truman I. Lacey (1833-1914) and constructed by local builders Thomas Fogarty and Lafayette Small. Lacey designed the church for the village's Baptist congregation, which was formed in 1842 prior to the construction of the extant church (1842). Lacey had a long career that spanned roughly forty-two years in the late-nineteenth and early- twentieth centuries. He designed a wide range of buildings throughout the Southern Tier from factories to private houses, schools and churches. Lacey himself was a Baptist and designed the Baptist church in Bath in accordance with the elegant simplicity favored by Baptist congregations. In addition, the building was an exercise in planning that combined the popular auditorium style arrangement of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries with a separate area known as Judson Hall for the more functional elements such as offices, a Sunday School, and other church related activities. The church remains an impressive architectural landmark in the village of Bath.


Below is a link to the nomination documentation of the Bath Baptist Church to the National Register of Historic Places:


Henry C. Myrtle House
Steuben County, New York


Henry Myrtle constructed the house according to the elegant, artistic ideals favored by late nineteenth century Victorians. The Italianate style was popular from 1850 through 1880 and began in England as part of the "picturesque" movement. The house retains substantial integrity to its period of significance and remains an impressive architectural residential building in the town of Bath. While several houses in the town were constructed in a similar style, the Myrtle House was one of the few extant buildings that retained all of the original features and intact outbuildings, large due to the property remaining in the Myrtle family until 1948. This house is, therefore, an intact representation of a rural workingclass farmhouse in the Italianate style popular at the time it was constructed


Martin A. Quick House
Bath, New York


The Martin A. Quick House, built in 1877-78, is architecturally significant under Criterion C as an Italianate style residence, a style popular from 1850 through 1880 that began in England as part of the -Picturesque- Movement. The house used a common Italianate form of an asymmetrical elevation of a two-story gable front and wing plan. While many Bath village residential houses were built in the Italianate style, few were constructed of red pressed brick. Fewer retain their original outbuildings. The Quick House represents the simpler detailing of earlier versions of the style rather than the later, highly decorative examples of High Victorian Italianate, which was popular toward the latter part of the nineteenth century.


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