This is a very early home in Bellvale. In the Bellvale Rising Star on page 21 it is described as follows: "The next building to the west was the home of Daniel Forshee, now(1889) the property of Henry W. Houston. The Forshees were weavers of carpet and those old fashioned bed coverlets."
I was told by Mr. Art Jansson, who restored the house in the late 1960's early 1970's that the house was built in the late 1700's. One unique fact about the property is that the barn was the first poured concrete barn in Orange County. A great old house with lots of history!