|Location||Jct. of High St. and Valentown Rd., Victor, New York|
|Area||14 acres (5.7 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||97000425|
|Added to NRHP||May 09, 1997|
Valentown is the name of an abandoned shopping center located in Victor, New York. The structure was built in 1879 by Levi Valentine and is operated today as a museum. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
The three-story structure was built in 1879 by Levi Valentine as the central commercial and community building of a new town to be created by Valentine and named "Valentown". Valentine's motive was a forthcoming railroad line that was to travel past the building. However, Mr. Valentine's forward-thinking plan yielded an unfortunate result when the railroad company went bankrupt and did not complete the line. With no demand for a commercial center in the location, Valentown quickly failed as an enterprise and was abandoned.
In 1940, local historian J. Sheldon Fisher purchased the property and opened Valentown as a museum. The property is owned and operated today by the Victor Historical Society as a local history museum, with artifacts of 19th century life of the Victor and Rochester, New York area.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Nancy L. Todd (March 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Valentown Hall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying 16 photos".
- A Grateful Salute to J. Sheldon and Lillian Fisher