This large and beautiful house was built in 1900. It was located on the Dyke Road and was the closest house to the covered bridge. Davis Harland Anderson was the builder. The owner was Harvey Wickes Hascy. He was a wealthy business man originating from Hempstead, Long Island. He had a business that dealt in brushes and he also invented improvements in paint brushes. He married Lilly Blanche Onderdonk and they had two daughters. One daughter died in 1904. Then his wife Lilly died in 1913. He put the house up for sale in 1914 and set sale for England with his one remaining daughter. This house was moved up to the end of Sunset Road, a high point in Fish House. An 86 year old resident of Fish House remembers the house after it was moved. She called it the "Haunted House" as there never seemed to be anyone living in it. The house was eventually torn down and a newer house was built in that location. For some reason, I feel sad about this house. Harvey Hascy built this house for his wife, Lilly. She would come up here for the summer and he would visit her when he could. Then just 4 years after it was built, one daughter died...then 9 years later, Lilly died and the house was put on the market. Then the HRBRRD staked out the elevation lines and the house had to be moved or burned down. Once it was moved, apparently it was abandoned. Such a sad but beautiful house.
In 2009, I prepared the first Historical Tour of Fish House. As a result of my work and interest, the Historian of Northampton made me Deputy Historian, concentrating on Fish House which is part of Northampton.