An official Path Through History Site! Explore the 1890 House, built for late 19th-century inventor & industrialist Chester F. Wickwire. Creating countless patents, distributing mass quantities of woven wire goods throughout the United States and the world, Chester Wickwire also served as a philanthropist to his community and create this remarkable home. The impressive collection found throughout the 1890 House Museum offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time to 19th-century Cortland. The unique history within the walls tells the stories of the Wickwire family, their servants, and the factory workers who toiled in Wickwire Wire Mills Factory.