Town and Country Building

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Town and Country Building
Town and Country Building Apr 09.jpg
Town and Country Building, April 2009
Town and Country Building is located in New York
Town and Country Building
Town and Country Building is located in the US
Town and Country Building
Location 1 N Main St., Liberty, New York
Coordinates 41°47′59″N 74°44′45″W / 41.79972°N 74.74583°W / 41.79972; -74.74583Coordinates: 41°47′59″N 74°44′45″W / 41.79972°N 74.74583°W / 41.79972; -74.74583
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
Architectural style Moderne
NRHP Reference # 04001061[1]
Added to NRHP September 24, 2004

Town and Country Building, also known as the Lyric Theatre (before 1913) and New Lyric Theatre (ca. 1913-ca. 1925), is a historic commercial building located at Liberty in Sullivan County, New York. It was built about 1890 as a combination meeting hall and retail space and has been occupied by a series of stores, theatres, and social groups. The last substantive exterior renovation was about 1950 when it received the current Art Moderne facade. The building consists of two large rectangular blocks. The front block is two and one half stories tall and seven bays deep, surmounted by a gable roof. The rear block was built about 1950 and is one and one half stories tall, five bays deep, constructed of concrete block and surmounted by a broad gable roof. The Town and Country Men's and Boy's Clothing Store occupied the storefront for 50 years until the 1990s.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1] Allan Bérubé (1946–2007) helped to save the building.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Kathleen LaFrank (January 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Town and Country Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-26.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 

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