February 7, 2023


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Home furnishings From Beaty Estate Returns To Warren | News, Athletics, Careers

A sketch of David Beaty, most likely the primary purchaser of numerous pieces of furniture that, about a century later, are now element of the Warren County Historic Society’s assortment.
Photo from Schenck’s
Heritage of Warren County

Pristine, restored Victorian-era furnishings has returned to Warren County, where it was at first purchased extra than 100 years back.

Two sofas and two chairs from the David Beaty estate have been donated back again to the Warren County Historic Culture.

In accordance to documentation furnished as section of the transfer, the pieces experienced been in the selection of the Fenton Heritage Centre in Jamestown, N.Y.

Michelle Grey, Warren County Historical Society handling director, said claimed Fenton obtained pieces that were initially section of the Fenton relatives residence and, in light-weight of the county’s Beaty relationship, offered the items to the Historical Society.

Gray explained the Warren County Historic Society agreed to select up the parts a though again but the system was delayed by the pandemic. The items ultimately arrived about a week in the past and are now in the society’s Victorian Parlor Exhibit at its principal business office, 210 Fourth Ave.

A glance at two of the 4 items of Beaty estate home furnishings a short while ago returned to Warren County. The parts, which were portion of the Fenton Historical past Center’s collection, are now part of the Warren County Historical Society’s Victorian parlor show.
Photo by Josh Cotton

Photos that came with the household furniture reveals they were at the time in rather rough shape and the target of a $3,000 to $4,000 restoration in the late 1970s by Jamestown Royal Inc., which acknowledged in a letter that the repairs ended up “going to be a monotonous work.”

A letter from Fenton again to the restoring entity highlighted “all the favorable feedback concerning the furniture” and explained the “pieces are actually attractive and add a specified grace to the museum.”

The most apparent vestiges of the Beaty estate in Warren are Beaty Park and Beaty-Warren Center College.

Information and facts from the Warren County Historical Modern society explained that the Beaty home applied to prolong as significantly back as Buchanan Street and that in the 1840s the estate stretched from Jackson Avenue alongside the Conewango north approximately to Russell.

The authentic operator of the furniture was probably David Beaty, who was born in 1811 in Beaver County, Pa.

David was born in 1811 in Beaver County and died in 1889. He came to Warren County in his early 20s, originally working in the timber business

As with quite a few adult men of that era, it was the oil growth that proved to deliver them prosperity.

Beaty experienced set up an procedure on Oil Creek south of Titusville (feel Colonel Drake)

“This occupation step by step assumed larger sized proportions, and in time absorbed Mr. Beaty’s entire time and notice,” in accordance to Schenck’s History of Warren County.

“The boy who still left residence with a person greenback and seventy-5 cents in his pocket, and with venturesome daring, walked 1 30 miles to the destination which he had picked as the discipline for his labors, was bound to thrive, and has succeeded over and above his primary calculations.”

In accordance to Schenck, he moved to Warren for excellent following his house was concluded in the early 1870s, proudly owning an estate that exceeded 500 acres in addition to almost 4,000 in Dakota.


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