The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), July 25, 1873

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Old Houses. - The old Frontier House, on Water street, known as the Crocker property, having been declared a nisance and the work of demolishing being begin, some remark as has ben mde about its history. It is said that it was built previous to the War of 1812, and desirous of ascertaining the truth about the matter, a Times reporter this morning called upon Hon. Alvin Bronson and asked him to state his recollections of it, but, though here during the war, Mr. Bronson has no recollection of the house. The house is torn down because of the condition of the cellar and out-houses, and bcause it was disreputable.

Mr. B. suggested that the remedy should be to fit up and not tear it down. Further inquiry leads us to the belief that the Frontier House was not built so early - not in fact till 1830 or 1835.

An old building is standing south of the Crocker property on Water street, that was built previous to 1812. it stil bears bullet marks made during that war. That is owned by Alvin Bronson.

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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), July 25, 1873