Free Hollow to Forest Home

Chapter 1- The Early History of Free Hollow
Chapter 2 – Industry and Commerce in Forest Home
Chapter 3 – Free Hollow to Forest Home


  1. Abt, Henry E., Ithaca, Ross W. Kellogg, Ithaca, NY, 1926.
  2. Bell, Barbara, Glance Backward, Watkins Glen, 1970.
  3. Benjamin, Asher, The American Builder’s Companion, Dover Publications Inc., New York, 1969.
  4. Bishop, Morris, A History of Cornell, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1962.
  5. Bouldin, Cynthia, interviews and memoranda, 1973.
  6. Bush, Grace, inverviews and memoranda, 1973.
  7. Colman, Gould P., Education and Agriculture, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1963.
  8. Day, Charles, Report of the Semi-Centennial (Jubilee and Reunion of the Half Century Club of Tompkins County. 9.8.1881), Andrus and Church, Ithaca, NY, 1881.
  9. Drake, Nellie, History of Forest Home in the Early Days. From a report given to the Forest Home Sewing Circle. Copied from the minutes by Grace Bush. Undated.
  10. Edwards, Charlotte, Recollections of Forest Home in the Early Days. From a report to the Forest Home Sewing Circle. Copied from the minutes by Grace Bush. Undated.
  11. Edwards, Walter W., Reminiscences of Forest Home, Cornell University Archives, Collection of Regional History, 1946-49, number 552 Tompkins County. Undated.
  12. Force, Albert, The Story of Free Hollow, Ithaca, NY. Undated.
  13. Force, Albert, Oral History Interview with Gould Colman, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, January and March 1967.
  14. Force, Albert, The Town of Ithaca, typed manuscript. Undated.
  15. Forest Home Chapel – Background and Development, 50th Anniversary Booklet, Ithaca, NY, 1965.
  16. Forest Home Embroidery Club, minutes, 1915 to 1973.
  17. Forest Home Sewing Circle, excerpts from the minutes of June 26, 1941. Copied by Grace Bush.
  18. Gillespie, Helen E. Chittenden, Early Architecture of Central New York. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Cornell University, 1932.
  19. Girl Scout Troop 8 of Forest Home, Heritage Hike Project, March 1961.
  20. Goodwins, H. C., Ithaca as It Was and Ithaca as It Is. Andrus and Gauntlett, Ithaca, NY, 1853.
  21. Gould, Lucius D., Carpenters’ and Builders’ Assistant and Wood Workers’ Guide, revised and enlarged edition. Fourth edition, W. T. Comtock, New York, 1882.
  22. Hamlin, Talbot, Greek Revival Architecture in America, Oxford University Press, London – New York – Toronto, 1944.
  23. Hatfield, R. G., The American House-Carpenter. A Treatise upon Architecture, Cornices, Mouldings, Frming, Doors, Windows, Stairs, and Practical Geometry, Wiley and Putman, New York and London, 1845.
  24. Hertel, John and Martha, interviews and memoranda, 1973.
  25. Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, NY, May 22, 1965, special supplement on the history of Tompkins County; January 3, 1956.
    Ithaca Journal News, December 1916.
    Ithaca Daily Journal, June 3 and August 10, 1901; September 11, 1894; December 29, 1893.
    Ithaca Journal and Advertiser, September 26, 1849.
  26. McCurdy, Adda and Clarence, interviews and memoranda, 1973.
  27. McKinney, Mary, Forest Home, an article from the Ithaca Journal, undated, but probably December 1916. (Also appears as a typed manuscript in the same file folder as no. 11.)
  28. Major, Joward, The Domestic Architecture of the Early American Republic – the Greek Revival. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia and London, 1926.
  29. Manning’s Ithaca Directory, H. A. Manning Publishing Company, Schenectady, NY, to 1972.
  30. Mayer, Virginia W., Ithaca Past and Present, City School District, Ithaca, NY, 1956.
  31. Newberry, Lily Ann, interviews and memoranda, 1973.
  32. Nicholson, Peter, The Carpenters’ New Guide (4th ed.), J. Taylor, London, 1805.
  33. Norris, Glenn, Early Explorers and Travellers in Tompkins County, DeWitt Historical Society, Ithaca, NY, 1961.
  34. Palmer, Glenn, interviews and memoranda, 1973.
  35. Ruffner, Clifford H., Jr., Study of Greek Revival Architecture in the Seneca and Cayuga Lake Regions. Unpublished thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1939.
  36. Schmidt, Carl F., Greek Revival Details, Publ. by the author, Scottsville, NY, 1968.
  37. Selkreg, John, Landmarks of Tompkins County. Syracuse, NY, 1894.
  38. Tredgold, Thomas, Elementary Principles of Carpentry (6th ed.), Crosby Lockwood and Co., London, 1885.
  39. Wright, Albert Hazen, Pre-Cornell and Early Cornell XI (Gamma Alpha Graduate Scientific Fraternity – Its Beginning), Studies in History no. 26, Ithaca, NY, 1965.
  40. Cornell University Faculty Directories through 1972-73.
  41. Obituaries and Necrology of the Cornell Faculty, A4rchives, Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  42. Tompkins County Deed Records, Tompkins County Court House, Ithaca, NY.
  43. Burr, David H., Map of Tompkins County, publ. by Surveyor General William P. Stone, Ithaca, NY, 1833.
  44. Burr, David H., An Atlas of the State of New York. A Map of Several Counties (Simeon DeWitt, Surveyor General), publ. by D. H. Burr, New York, 1829. “Republished at Ithaca, NY, by Stone and Clark with corrections and improvements, 1841.”
  45. Tompkins County Map of 1853.
  46. New Topographical Atlas of Tompkins County, New York, Stone and Stewart, Philadelphia, 1866.
  47. Map of Forest Home, drawn by Mr. Hartman of Buildings and Properties, Cornell University. Undated, probably late 1920’s or early 1930’s.
  48. Map of Free Hollow drawn by Albert Force, Ithaca, NY. Undated.
  49. Maps of Free Hollow and Forest Home drawn by Elsie little, Ithaca, NY. Undated.

Also interviews with and/or correspondence from almost all present and many former Forest Home residents.

Chapter 1- The Early History of Free Hollow
Chapter 2 – Industry and Commerce in Forest Home
Chapter 3 – Free Hollow to Forest Home

© 1974 Liese Price Bronfenbrenner, reprinted with permission