Hiram Lay Carriage House, Mays Point Road, Tyre, Seneca County, NY
Significance: The Hiram Lay Carriage House was built in 1859 for Hiram Lay, a successful farmer whose extended family dominated the town of Tyre, New York. It is a rare example of cobblestone masonry used on a non-residential structure, and one of two known free-standing cobblestone carriage houses in New York State surviving in association with its primary structure, the Hiram Lay House, a Greek Revival style cobblestone farmhouse of circa 1847-48. Despite deterioration, its architectural integrity is not significantly diminished; no additions or major alterations have compromised the original design. The structure exemplifies a rare building type and remains intact.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-396
Survey number: HABS NY-6130-A
Building/structure dates: 1859 Initial Construction