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about rushing waters



Rushing Waters was built in 1883 by William Caryl Cornwell, a wealthy Buffalo banker. Intending it for a summer home, Cornwell chose a whimsical architectural design that was said to have been inspired by Germany's romantic Rhine Valley castles.
A picturesque barn was also built here on the high banks of the Cazenovia Creek. As was customary in those days, the barn not only housed horses and carriages, but the coachman and other male servants.
With the invention of the automobile, needs changed. The old barn was converted to a three-bay garage for cars. The stable's tack room, with its rustic stone fireplace, became a living room for the chauffeur's residence.
Times changed again. The old place has been given new life as the Carriage House. Come enjoy a restful getaway, surrounded by vintage charm and the unspoiled grounds of Rushing Waters.
Old Carriage House
Rushing Waters under construction in 1883
Turret
Rushing Waters today
Old Carriage House
Rushing Waters circa 1900