Alexander Eustace House

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Alexander Eustace House
Alexander Eustace House, Elmira NY.JPG
Alexander Eustace House is located in New York
Alexander Eustace House
Alexander Eustace House is located in the United States
Alexander Eustace House
Location401 Maple Ave., Elmira, New York
Coordinates42°5′5″N 76°47′46″W / 42.08472°N 76.79611°W / 42.08472; -76.79611Coordinates: 42°5′5″N 76°47′46″W / 42.08472°N 76.79611°W / 42.08472; -76.79611
AreaLess than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1886 (1886)
Architectural styleSecond Empire
NRHP reference #11000996 [1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 4, 2012[1]

The Alexander Eustace House is a historic house located at 401 Maple Avenue in Elmira, which is in Chemung County, New York.


The Alexander Eustace house was built in 1886 for lawyer Alexander Eustace, who served several positions in Chemung County, such as the Chemung County clerk, served as a member of the state Civil Service Commission, and was also the head of the state tax department [2] Eustace was known for his confrontation with New York Governor Roswell P. Flower about the manipulation of civil service laws which allegedly allowed Flower to appoint political cronies, which resulted in Eustace's resignation.[2] Afterwards Eustace worked as a lawyer in Elmira and was a philanthropist who worked with St. Joseph's Hospital.[2] Eustace died in 1913.[2][3]:3, 7

The Alexander Eustace House was recommended for National Register of Historic Places by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation in late 2011[2] and was added to the registry on January 4, 2012.[1] It is located in the Maple Avenue Historic District.

Architectural Style[edit]

According to the nomination form, the Eustace home is an example of a Highly-intact Second Empire-style home. The three-story, irregularly shaped frame dwelling features a mansard roof and wraparound porch. It has been divided into six apartments.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Weekly List of Actions Taken On Properties: 1/03/12 Through 1/06/12". January 6, 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Derrick, Ek (Oct 22, 2011). "Elmira home recommended for National Register of Historic Places". Corning Leader. Archived from the original (Web) on February 3, 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-11-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Virginia L. Bartos (October 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Alexander Eustace House" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs