Category Archives: Family History

The House

About Me and the House

I was born and raised in Binghamton, New York. The house pictured in the upper right corner of the home page was my home for the first 18 years of my life.  The house was situated on the corner of Conklin Avenue and Mary Street, on the south side of the city, near the Susquehanna River. The house was built circa 1856-57 on lot 6 of “Cox Place.” The first owner was a Darwin Felter, who was a millwright. He later became the  Superintendent of the Water Works.  The house was owned by his children until it was sold to Alexander S. Wiliamson in 1928. My parents purchased the property in 1936. My father was a physician. His office was located in the rear third of the building. My father also owned lot 8 (situated behind the house), which had a two-story, three stall barn facing Mary Street. The entire property encompassed about an acre of land, which was unusual for that part of the city. The house and barn were torn down in 1955 to make way for a new bridge to connect the South Side to downtown Binghamton, on the north side of the Susquehanna River. If you want to read more about the house, visit my blog.