47 South Street

from South Street

This house was built in 1882 for Lubert O. Reed. Mr. Reed, a lawyer, was born in Avon in 1856 but came to Geneseo to practice with Kidder Scott. He died in 1893 at the age of 37, but his wife continued to live here for several years. Records show that there was at least one child, a daughter, who later married Professor Edward Graber, a mathematics instructor at the Geneseo Normal School. Mrs. Reed later moved to New York City and in 1921 the house was sold to Mr. and Mrs. James McCallion. In 1936 their heirs sold it to George and Dorothy Meeker.

from Prospect Street

According to a survey in 1977 by the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo, the back portion of the house was added about 1915, a full front porch was removed about 1930, and a porch on the west side is also an addition.