2. P.T. Barnum House

P.T. Barnum House

The restored Victorian P.T. Barnum House on Barnum Avenue was built around 1890 and was originally owned by P.T. Barnum himself. Captain Charles A. Conk and his wife Louisa K. Hulse purchased the property from Barnum. Conk was known for skippering the Osiris, a 335-foot, 5,000-ton vessel launched from modern-day Harborfront Park.

The home was also believed to be one of the first in the village to have central heating and electricity. The three-bedroom home includes blown-glass windows, an original double door, and new heating and plumbing, and it was valued at $609,000 in 2014.