Rubeck House c. 1840

This small plank house is typical of the first small structures often built by the earliest residents of Western New York. Unlike most other homes of this type, Rubeck House was never enlarged. Originally located near Dann and Smith Roads on property owned by the Lapp family, the house was likely rented to a poor tenant farmer or farmhand.

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

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