Opendore period pic

Opendore period pic

This undated photograph of Opendore is thought to have been taken while Isabel Howland was still living there. The photo shows the building as seen from Route 34B. Image courtesy of Beth Crawford.

Opendore 2005

Opendore 2005

This 2005 photograph shows Opendore in decrepit condition, open to the weather and being obscured by undergrowth. The death of its absentee owner two years later would make it possible for community activists to work for Opendore's rehabilitation.

Opendore, 2016

Opendore, 2016

This 2016 photo shows restoration work in progress.

Opendore before

Opendore before

This alternate angle of Opendore is decay was utilized as a "before" picture by architects planning its restoration. Image courtesy of Beth Crawford.

Opendore after

Opendore after

This "after" rendering shows how the structure should appear when rehabilitation is complete. Image courtesy of Beth Crawford.

Finding Opendore

Finding Opendore

Opendore (yellow arrow) occupies the third residential lot due north of the Howland Stone Store on New York Route 34B in the Sherwood historic district, now part of Aurora, New York. The cross street is New York Route 42B. Use this image as a finding aid in the event that your GPS or other navigational aid fails to resolve the address.

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