South Newstead Travel Guide

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  • South Newstead
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  • Things to Do
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South Newstead Things to Do

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    by davecallahan Written Feb 20, 2009

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    This unusual house has eight sides (instead of four) so that one room faces the sun at any time of the year (except for noon when the sun is directly overhead).

    The brochure highlights these features of the house:
    - Hand hewn beams form the framing of the house.
    - Encircling porch.
    - Each side of the octagon is sixteen feet, two inches long .
    - A cupola with bracketed cornice and windows looking in each direction is atop the house.
    - There are fifteen rooms.
    - A "dumbwaiter" conveyed the food upstairs by rope pulleys.

    The guided tour of the house takes less than an hour and cost $7 per adult.

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    • Architecture
    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel

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South Newstead Local Customs

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    map showing many of the places in Newstead

    by davecallahan Updated Feb 20, 2009

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    Newstead is the major township in the region of South Newstead.
    Newstead includes the communities listed below.

    Akron Junction .... west of Newstead
    Akron (including Falkirk) .... east of Newstead
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/cc595/
    Hawkins Corners .... south of Akron
    Murrays Corner .... southeast of Newstead near route 5 and Crittenden Road
    Sand Hill .... northwest of Newstead near Rapids and Crego roads
    South Newstead .... south of Newstead and I-90 Thruway
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/cdc90/
    Swift Mills
    Tonawanda Indian Reservation (which is governmentally separate from Newstead but included in the township area)

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South Newstead Warnings and Dangers

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    a very safe place

    by davecallahan Updated Feb 20, 2009

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    This mid-scale western New York community has almost no crime at all. No capital offences in over 5 years. No registered sexual offenders. It is just a peaceful community that is a pleasure to visit.

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    • Women's Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

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