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The 1895 Rounds House was designed by T.I. Lacey & Sons, a prominent Binghamton architectural firm, as the residence of Fayette L. and Susie Knapp Rounds. The Rounds' were one of Vestal's early pioneer families. As Fayette and Susie's family grew, a 1912 tower addition increased its size to 15 rooms.


  • Rounds House in 2007
  • Rounds House about 1905

Although the postal address is 301 N. Main Street, the front of this Queen Anne style home faces Pumphouse Road.  The entrance has a small vestibule with two doors; the door to the left originally entered the family parlor while the door on the right entered a formal parlor where guests were received.  The Rounds family occupied the house for 106 years.  Fayette was the first stationmaster at Vestal’s 1881 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad depot and established the F. L. Rounds Coal Company.   It is currently the office of Muench Orthodontics.

 Historic Designations:
2002 Local Historic Landmark
2010 New York Register
2010 National Register

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