William Cauldwell Residence Will Open for Public Tours Saturday

William Cauldwell Residence, Noyac.
William Cauldwell Residence, Noyac. Photo credit: Sally Spanburgh

The annual open house for the historic William Cauldwell Residence in Noyac will occur on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

William Cauldwell was born in New York City in 1824 and served as a New York State senator from 1867 to 1879. His Noyac home was built in 1892 with architectural styles matching those of Queen Anne and Eastern Stick. The house overlooks Peconic Bay and was designated as Southampton Town’s 12th landmark in August of 2011.

Since its construction, the William Cauldwell house’s interior and exterior have both been immaculately maintained. Its interior has had virtually no changes except for minor electrical and plumbing modernizations. Its layout, finishes, and furnishings are still mostly original. In the home’s 122-year lifetime, only the exterior’s paint color has been changed from blue to white.

Cauldwell died in 1907 and left the house to his son. In the 1920s it was occupied by the Baldwin family who took official possession of it in 1937. The home is located at 51 Peconic Avenue, Noyac, inside the Northampton Shores community, on the north side of Noyac Road.

The home is currently owned by Shelby McChord, who has extended her invitation to the public to visit her historic summer residence on Saturday, July 12. Light refreshments will be offered and admission is free.

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