Up a short path from the Veblen House is the 1870s Douer farm cottage, a small barn and a corn crib. This is the building people see when they hike the trails of Herrontown Woods, and it's often mistaken for the Veblen House.
The Veblens acquired this site several years before acquiring the nearby house. It served primarily as Veblen's study--a place where he could get away, sit next to the wood stove and read. Descendants of a family that lived there in the 1930s say that Einstein would sometimes wander by, and be invited in for a sandwich.