The 1895 Rounds House was designed by T.I. Lacey & Sons, a prominent Binghamton architectural firm, as the residence of Fayette L. and Susie Knapp Rounds. The Rounds' were one of Vestal's early pioneer families. As Fayette and Susie's family grew, a 1912 tower addition increased its size to 15 rooms.
Although the postal address is 301 N. Main Street, the front of this Queen Anne style home faces
Pumphouse Road. The entrance has a small
vestibule with two doors; the door to the left originally entered the family parlor while
the door on the right entered a formal parlor where guests were received. The Rounds family occupied the house for 106
years. Fayette was the first
stationmaster at Vestal’s 1881 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad
depot and established the F. L. Rounds Coal Company. It is
currently the office of Muench Orthodontics.
Historic Designations:2002 Local Historic Landmark2010 New York Register2010 National Register