Delhi, Delaware County
Gideon Frisbee (1758-1828) was a man of many talents that through an industrious career included pioneer, farmer, justice of the peace, county treasurer, revolutionary war veteran, militia captain, tavern keeper, and vestryman. His Federal-style, two-story house, located two miles north of Delhi, was built in 1797 along the West Branch of the Delaware River. The house is sometimes referred to as the “Birthplace of Delaware County” as the first meeting of the county board of supervisors was held here in 1797. The house remained in the Frisbee family for much of its history until it was acquired in 1960 by the Delaware County Historical Association, for which it now serves as their headquarters. The property is home to several other historic structures including a one-room schoolhouse, a gun shop, a blacksmith shop, a tollgate house, a corn crib and the family barn. The property and buildings are open to the public for tours. The Judge Gideon Frisbee House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The vintage postcard of the Gideon Frisbee House in Delaware County, New York was taken many decades ago by famed photographer Bob Wyer of Delhi, New York. My photograph was taken in July 2013. Notice the difference in the size of the tree on the left of the photograph.