Parsons Funeral Home Nominated Historic Place

By Julianne Sweeney

Parsons Funeral Home Nominated Historic Place

July 22, 2010 Updated Jun 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM EST

A piece of Binghamton property could soon be named a national historic site.

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommends Parsons Funeral Home be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Parsons is on Main Street and was once the J. Stuart Wells House.

John Wells was a prominent contractor in the late 1900s.

The Parsons Funeral Director researched history and nominated the home.

"There's so much history. If the walls could talk as they always say...there's just a lot behind, a lot of people have researched and continue to research and you just can't let go of these buildings." said Parsons Funeral Director Helen Eickoff.

Binghamton architect Isaac Perry designed the home for Wells.

The Victorian style building is known for its staircase and high ceilings.

12 different kinds of wood was used in construction.

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