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118 Sage Pl
City of Ithaca
NY -
Construction Date:   1876
Gross Area:   17,220 sq ft
Net Area:   13,025 sq ft
Architect:   William Henry Miller; O'Brian & Taube
Style:   Queen Anne
Unit Facility Director:   jfl65 - Jon Ladley
Building Coordinators
Maintenance Zone:   SCL Zone
Campus Site:   29 - Ithaca Main Campus
Jurisdiction:   City of Ithaca
State Owned?:   No
Historic Building:   NL - Not Listed as Landmark
Historic District:   E - East Hill, National
Photo: Sage House
Often called Cornell's third founder, trade and lumber magnate Henry Williams Sage decided to move with his wife Susan E Linn from Brooklyn to Ithaca after becoming chairman of the board of trustees in 1875. His villa, designed id 1876 and constructed between1877 and 1880 on a plateau on East Hill below Stewart Ave between State and Seneca streets, afforded a panoramic view of the town and Cayuga Lake below. Part of the Sage family compound which also included an equally imposing house for his son William Henry Sage and a shared carriage house, this magnificent Queen Anne house is one of the most-successful early works of William Henry Miller. Miller achieved a massive building while integrating a multiplicity of picturesque gables, projecting bays, and porches. The detailing is particularly fine in the rusticated red stone, carving, stained glass, and woodwork. On the death of their father, William Henry and Dean Sage presented the house to the university for use as an infirmary. In 1911, William Henry Miller designed a large infirmary wing attached to both Sage House and Schuyler House on Seneca St. Along with Ezra Cornell's house (Llenroc) and Andrew Dickson White's house and their respective carriage houses (Cayuga Lodge and the Big Red Barn), the Henry Williams Sage house is one of the great legacies of the university's founders.