Located in the heart of the quaint Village of Skaneateles, the Reuel Smith house, was built between 1848 and 1852. Designed by the renowned architect Alexander Jackson Davis, the home was built for Reuel Smith, partner in a New York City shipping firm. His son E. Reuel Smith inherited the estate. “E.R” , as he was called, was a prominent figure in the village having married into Skaneateles royalty, his wife being Elizabeth DeCost. Their son, DeCost Smith, noted painter of the American West, was born here. Reuel’s grandson, Sedgwick married Elsa Watts Smith, who in 1975 sold to Robert & Shirley Feldmann. Documents of the original plans (as seen to the left) and additional photographs of the home have been archived.