Support has been mustered and expectations have been raised for the powerful national monument.
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The interest in the place where TR’s presidency began ultimately led to the preservation of the Wilcox Mansion.
Built by Ambrose Johnson in 1870, the house occupied for decades by Dr. Williard Jolls became the center of the Orchard Park community and is a fine extant example of Italianate architecture. A collaborative arrangement between the town and the Orchard Park Historical Society is helping to preserve this important piece of local history.
Go behind the headlines to discover the beginnings of this regional architectural treasure.