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67 South Street, Auburn (Cayuga County) is an historic nineteenthcentury mansion that was once home to Dr. Allen Macy Dulles, aleading Presbyterian theologian and head of the Auburn Theologi-cal Society. Dr. Dulles purchased 67 South Street in 1904 from theWoodrus—a family of local merchants.Dr. Dulles and his wife raised ve children in the house, two of which became prominent gures in naonal diplomacy. JohnDulles was the Secretary of State under President Eisenhower andhis brother Allen Dulles was the Director of the Central IntelligenceAgency under President Eisenhower. Both were instrumentalin craing the naon’s Cold War policy. In 1931, shortly aerthe death of Dr. Dulles, his widow sold the property to New YorkState to serve as Auburn Correconal Facility’s superintendent’sresidence.Thereaer known as the “warden’s home,” 67 South Street servedin that capacity for nearly 80 years during which it became a hubfor state and local gatherings and community acvies. The Au-burn Correconal Facility, the state’s second prison, was foundedin 1816 and is a maximum-security facility.Originally built c. 1840, the house received its fashionable Queen Anne-style appearance someme around 1880, with early twen-eth-century Crasmen embellishments. Original architectural features are abundant throughout the interior and exterior of thebuilding, including the asymmetrical façade with wrap-around porch and porte-cochére. Interior features include led and marblereplaces, hand carved paneling, moldings, and balustrades, built-in cabinetry and book cases, and stain glass windows. Also featuredwith the property is a nineteenth-century, two-story carriage barn set back behind the house.The property is situated within the fashionable historic secon of the City of Auburn known as the South Street Area Historic Dis-trict, which also includes the William Seward House, also on South Avenue, and the Willard-Case Mansion, now home to the CayugaMuseum. The district is listed on the Naonal Register of Historic Places and is architecturally signicant as a largely intact residenaldistrict that reects Auburn’s nineteenth century prosperity and prominence.Auburn, located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, was a naonal center of social change in the nineteenth and twen-eth century, fueled largely by upstate New York’s religious movements. Auburn was home to famed abolionist and UndergroundRailroad acvist Harriet Tubman, who purchased property in Auburn from William Seward and provided shelter there for her familyand escaped slaves. Auburn also contributed to the rise of the women’s surage movement and prison reform. The sale of 67 SouthStreet provides a unique opportunity to own a piece of Auburn’s historic legacy.