Library – Caledonia

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3108 Main Street
Caledonia, New York 14423
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Inscription

Erected 1826 by Major Gad Blakslee
Early post office
First bank
Apothecary shop and now Caledonia library

Erected

1932 – State Education Department

What was there

General Gad Blakslee resided here initially and then the building served as a post office, bank, apothecary shop & library.

What is there now

Caledonia library

More information

Since 1910 it has been the home of the Caledonia Library –  started in 1873 by a group of  women who met in the old brick hotel. There they formed a Library Association and pledged $5 apiece to buy books. A charter was obtained in 1877 in the name of the Ladies Circulating Library Society of Caledonia. Changed to the Caledonia Library Association in 1917.

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Posted: September 18, 2011

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