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Two Amherst homes designated historic landmarks

Two homes in Amherst are the town's newest historic landmarks.

The stone house at 38 Richfield Road and neoclassical style home at 23 Four Seasons West were given the designation last week by the Town Board.

The Richfield house is one of only six remaining stone houses in the town and was owned by Peter Hershey, one of the first settlers of Amherst, who bought the lot in 1811, said Megan Brinton, chair of the town's Historic Preservation Commission.

The Four Seasons West home was the first home completed in the Amherst Estates subdivision at Lebrun Road, she said. It was owned by Ralph A. Kellogg, a prominent attorney, and later by Frank B. Hower, a wealthy oil businessman, and by department store developer John Sattler.

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