About Overlook

 

 

Overlook, also known as the Burrell Mansion, is a historic home located at Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York. It was designed by noted architect Archimedes Russell (1840 - 1915) and built about 1889 for industrialist and inventor David H. Burrell (1841-1919). It is a three story, asymmetrical masonry building. It features three full height towers, two rounded with conical roofs and one polygonal. Also on the property is a contributing carriage house and caretaker's cottage.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.


David Hamlin Burrell (March 17, 1841- January 12, 1919)

In 1885 D.H. Burrell purchased about 40 acres from the Nelson Farm on the hillside above the City of Little Falls, NY. It is said that a young man, David had dreamed of building his house on that hill, and had staked out the footprint of the house he wanted to build.

History Of Overlook