Nathan Comstock Jr. House

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Nathan Comstock Jr. House
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Nathan Comstock Jr. House, July 2015
Nathan Comstock Jr. House is located in New York
Nathan Comstock Jr. House
Nathan Comstock Jr. House is located in the US
Nathan Comstock Jr. House
Location 299 Old Niagara Rd.,
Lockport, New York
Coordinates 43°11′14″N 78°40′47″W / 43.18722°N 78.67972°W / 43.18722; -78.67972Coordinates: 43°11′14″N 78°40′47″W / 43.18722°N 78.67972°W / 43.18722; -78.67972
Area about 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built c. 1823-1829, c. 1907
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Stone Buildings of Lockport, New York MPS
NRHP reference # 11000707[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 2011

The Nathan Comstock Jr. House (also known as the Odd Fellows Orphanage) is a historic house located at 299 Old Niagara Road in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.

Description and history[edit]

The home is one of the first stone houses built in Lockport between 1823-1829, and is a two-story, five-bay wide dwelling built of native limestone in a vernacular Greek Revival style. It has an overhanging side gable roof. The original house was built of excess stone excavated for the Erie Canal. In about 1900, a large, two-story, rear brick wing was added to accommodate orphaned children of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows members. From 1907 to 1944, the building was used as the Odd Fellows Orphanage. It is believed that the Niagara grape was developed on a portion of the over 800 acre Comstock farm, sold to Obadiah P. Hoag about 1825. Claudius L. Hoag, son of Obadiah traveled to Canada to learn how to hybridize grapes. The house and farm was sold to former Congressman Lewis Eaton in 1830.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2011-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes Virginia L. Bartos (June 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Nathan Comstock Jr. House" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.  and Accompanying 10 photographs