Timothy M. Younglove Octagon House (Black Sheep Inn)
Now the Black Sheep Inn, the Timothy M. Younglove Octagon House is one of the unique buildings in the county. The eight-sided house was built in 1859 by its namesake, who worked as a surveyor (he surveyed the town of Hammondsport). It was designed in the Octagon Mode style incorporating Italianate architectural elements. Octagon houses became popular in the mid-1800s thanks to phrenologist Orson Follower, who came up with the idea of the octagon house style.
Backstory and Context
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