This contributing, relatively intact, c.1930, cross-gabled, 2-story residence has received modification in the form of window replacements and siding. It retains its original slate roof, center chimney and stone foundation. Its proximity to other residences from this period along Library Avenue and Elm Streets supports its historic association with early- twentieth century residential development of the hamlet. The property contains a non-contributing modern outbuilding.
John J. Archer, son of William and Hester (Graves) Archer, was born on January 18, 1860. During the mid 1890s he worked at the Empire Shirt Factory in Warrensburgh and in Glens Falls, operating a button hole machine. In 1894 he married Etta Sutton (1868-1949). In 1905 they built a residence behind Richards Library. By the late 1890s John had started what was to be his lifelong oc-cupation; paint-ing and interior decorating. During his ca-reer he painted the Pulp and Paper Mill of-fices, the Meth-odist Church, Aldrich-Thom-son Block, The Elms, Warren County Fair-grounds buil-dings, G.A.R. House, New Adirondack Garage, Osborne Bridge, and the residences of J. P. Baumann, the Weinmans, Griffings, Frank Hastings, Burhans, the McNutt Fountain, and the "mural decorations" in the Lewis Thomson home. In 1910 he was elected as Overseer of the Poor, an office he would hold for nearly 20 years. He also served as a vestryman for the Church of the Holy Cross, trustee and teller on the school board, and was involved with the early organization of the Warrensburgh Fire Company. Sometime before 1886, Archer joined the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 488 in Warrensburgh and served as a warden of the lodge for 44 years, until his death in 1930. Mr. Archer was then the oldest officer, as well as the only Odd Fellow in New York State to hold any one office for that length of time. A bronze plaque found at the Odd Fellows Hall acknowledges that John and Vera Archer "bequeathed a substantial sum to this lodge."