Skaneateles Historic District

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Skaneateles Historic District
28 - 42 East Genesee Street Skaneateles.jpg
Commercial row buildings from 28 - 42 East Genesee Street (2012)
Skaneateles Historic District is located in New York
Skaneateles Historic District
Location East Genesee St., Jordan and Fennell Sts.
Skaneateles, New York
Coordinates: 42°57′14″N 76°25′36″W / 42.95389°N 76.42667°W / 42.95389; -76.42667
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built 1796-1928
Architect various
Architectural style various
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84002818[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 1984

The Skaneateles Historic District is a 17 acres (6.9 ha) historic district in the village of Skaneateles, New York that dates back to 1796, includes one building from the 20th century, but is otherwise composed of 19th-century residences and commercial buildings. It includes 59 contributing buildings and one contributing site – Thayer Park along Skaneateles Lake, – as well as five non-contributing structures. The district runs along both sides of East Genesee Street (New York Route 20) from Jordan Street to Onondaga Street (County Route 41), and includes the core of Skaneateles' historic downtown area, which was rebuilt in 1836 after being almost totally destroyed by fire in 1835. Also included are properties on Jordan Street up to the intersection of Fennell Street, and the stone mill property on Fennell Street.[2]

Architects whose work is represented in the district include Stanford White ("The Boulders", 100 East Genesee Street, 1881) and Horatio Nelson White (St. James' Episcopal Church, 94 East Genesee Street, 1873). The Greek Revival, Federal, Italianate and Romanesque Revival styles are represented within the district,[2] which is "an intact, cohesive collection of commercial and residential buildings located on a picturesque, tree-lined street...."[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Theis, Sarah Sweetser (December 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Skaneateles Historic District". Retrieved 2008-12-03.  and Accompanying 18 photos, from 1983

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