This Sunday we will take a somewhat leisurely tour of Geneseo Historic District landmarks and properties described in the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo’s brochure ” A Walking Tour of Geneseo, New York Village Center”. At each of the approximately 40 stops on the tour, we will read the information in the brochure to learn about the age, architecture and early owners of the properties and landmarks. First settled by William and James Wadsworth, the township of Geneseo was established in 1789. Many of the buildings we will see date from the early to mid 1800’s. In addition, the Wadsworths planted many oak trees, and the village now has a large number of mature oak trees 200 years or more in age. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and an enlarged district was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991.
Parking is available off Main St between Center and Chestnut streets or at the meters on Main St (no cost on Sunday). We will meet on the west side of Main St at the Memorial Fountain at the intersection of Main and Center streets.
Although there will be a few available to share, you may want to bring your own copy of the brochure with you. Here is the link.