GREENE – The owners of what is perhaps Greene’s most historic residence are inviting travelers to “be their guest” at their federal style home.
“It’s a landmark in this area,” said proprietor Claudia Kachmarik, who, with husband Stephen, purchased the 2 Juliand St. property in March. In October, they opened it as a bed and breakfast, The 1810 Juliand House.
According to Kachmarik, she and her husband were drawn to the house because of its history. Originally constructed in 1810 by Captain Joseph Juliand, the structure was both a stagecoach inn and private residence for the Juliand family. Tomahawk marks in one of the structure’s two front doors, both still original to the home, bear testament to the tumultuous times in which Greene’s early settlers lived. There are tales, too, of Native Americans camping over night in the yard.
The new homeowners have also found a secluded “room” at the end of a long crawl space off the cellar, which they believe may be evidence that the house was a stop on the Underground Railroad. While Kachmarik says they need to have this validated, she does know that a descendent of Juliand’s who lived in the house was an abolitionist.
Kachmarik said the nearly 5,000 square foot home is typical of an “upscale” residence of the era.