Charles Albee - Historian - email@example.com (315) 687-5143 ext. 2014
The Historian’s office is located in the Chittenango Branch of the Sullivan Free Library.
Hours: Tuesday, 3-5 pm and Wednesday, 5:30pm-7pm.
Chittenango and the Telephone
Siver’s store was in the building on the right. Benson’s Law Office is in the fire house today.
Corner of Arch and Genesee Streets
271 Genesee St today. Our Own Telephone’s switchboard was in the back of this house
1939 New York Telephone building, 291 Genesee, removed about 1980.
Current Verizon telephone building at 291 Genesee St. This building was built behind the 1939 building.
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.