Lavocat House c. 1840

The original section of this farmhouse, formerly located on New Road between Millersport Highway and Tonawanda Creek Road, was built with a technique known as nogging construction. With exterior walls comprised of layers of brick between wood framing, this technique provided strength and insulation. The home is used for weaving demonstrations during events.

You can visit the Lavocat House at the BNHV campus at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or online at

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