Pfeiffer-Wheeler American Chestnut Cabin

Pfeiffer-Wheeler American Chestnut Cabin on Lillibridge Rd. in Portville, NY was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Cabin tours are scheduled periodically and also available by appointment.

Historic Significance:


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Located in a rustic setting on a man-made plateau with an unparalleled view of the valley and hills to the west, the Pfeiffer-Wheeler family America Chestnut log cabin was constructed between 1939 and 1941 on Lillibridge Road to provide the family a summer retreat where they could enjoy this beautiful spot.

The log cabin has strong visual references to traditional great camp notions of the late 1800’s.  The floor plan is a symmetrical T with a great room across the front, taking advantage of the spectacular view to the west.

Enter the great room and step into a glimpse of the past.  Most of the family’s furnishings from the 1940’s are intact.  The room has a beautiful open gabled pine ceiling and walls of untreated chestnut.  A large oversized rustic fireplace constructed of fieldstone from the property anchors the great room.  The floor is constructed of slate that came from the Village of Portville.  Gaze through the large picture window on a vista that spans twenty-two miles to Allegany State Park.



Lillibridge Rd.
Portville, NY 14770

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