Every Monday we share a vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Our thanks to William Morgan for sharing the photo above. Do you recognize this large home still standing in Essex, NY? The photo is titled “Residence of H.H. Noble, Essex, NY.”
One community member simply commented:
Tilly Close: The Noble Home
Although Essex does have several homes in Essex that were built and/or owned by the Noble family we can easily identify this one from the others. This home is known as the Harmon Noble House or Sunnyside as it was named. The house was built circa 1835 and is the third home on what is known as Merchant Row overlooking Lake Champlain as one enters Essex from the North.
When do you think the photo was taken? What changes do you note between the photo and how this house appears today? Take a look at a more recent photo to the right to compare. Right away I notice the absence of shutters on the front facade, the roof added to the right-side porch, and the addition of the fence out front (unless that ivy covered wall in the older photo is actually the same fence?). What else do you see?
Share your thoughts and knowledge in the comments.
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [at] essexonlakechamplain [dot] com.
- Vintage Postcard: Gem of the Lake (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Split Rock Lighthouse (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Main Street with Inn (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: James S. Harlan Community Hall (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Inside the Old Dock Tavern (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Merchant Row Mansions in Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)