The Village Historian is Charles Albee. He can be contacted at 315-687-3936 ext 2014 or
Chittenango.email@example.com. The Historian’s office is located in the Chittenango Branch
of the Sullivan Free Library. Office hours are Tuesday, 3-5 pm and Wednesday, 5:30pm-7pm.
Route 5-Route 173 intersection:
Location: About 100 yards west of the Route 5/Route 173 intersection
Then (Circa 1900):
First firehouse [1844-1880s]
201 Genesee St
This building was built in 1844 and used as a general store by Benjamin Jenkins and Perez Harrington. Both men served as postmasters around the Civil War era. Hatch & Costello and later Abner Hatch ran a store here in the early 20th century. In 1917, the building was purchased by the Sullivan Masonic Lodge #148 and the second and third floors were used for their meeting rooms. The first floor was the post office from 1928 to the mid-1980s. 1944 saw renovation to the building to provide better space for the post office. The current brick front was installed at that time. Since the post office left, uses have included an insurance office, a medical draw station, and offices of Environmental Compliance Management Corporation.