Sweet Briar (Geneseo, New York)

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Sweet Briar
Sweet Briar (Geneseo, New York) is located in New York
Sweet Briar (Geneseo, New York)
Sweet Briar (Geneseo, New York) is located in the US
Sweet Briar (Geneseo, New York)
Nearest city 5126 Mount Morris Rd., near Geneseo, New York
Coordinates 42°46′28.95″N 77°49′41.29″W / 42.7747083°N 77.8281361°W / 42.7747083; -77.8281361Coordinates: 42°46′28.95″N 77°49′41.29″W / 42.7747083°N 77.8281361°W / 42.7747083; -77.8281361
Area 246.243 acres (99.651 ha)
Built 1898
Architect Austen, George
NRHP reference # 10000104[1]
Added to NRHP March 29, 2010

Sweet Briar is a historic farm house located near Geneseo in Livingston County, New York. The main house was built about 1898 and is a ​2 12-story, frame building with clapboard siding and a hipped roof with dormers. It is in a "U" shape and features a Tuscan colonnade. Also on the property are contributing gate posts, a stable, fountain, two tenant houses, and the Chapel of St. Felicitas. The chapel was built in 1913 and is a small stucco building with a slate roof and stained glass windows.[2] The main house (with ten acres) was sold in 2004 and operated as a bed and breakfast, wedding venue, spa and yoga studio until 2014. Currently Sweet Briar is a private residence.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 4/19/10 THROUGH 4/23/10. National Park Service. 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-08-01.  Note: This includes Robert T. Englert (July 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Sweet Briar" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01.  and Accompanying nine photographs

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