The Great Fire

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14-20 E Genesee St
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Site of the Great Fire
September 28, 1935
Thirteen lakeside buildings were destroyed commencing in Parsons Cabinet Shop


Village of Skaneateles — 2001

What was there

Lakeside shops and residences and a School house that comprised the core of the village. The businesses destroyed were: Parsons’ Cabinet Shop; John Legg’s Carriage Manufactory; M. A. Kinney’s Columbian Printing Office; Nathaniel C. Miller’s Saddlery Shop; W. M. Beauchamp’s Book Store & Bindery; Dr. Samuel Porter’s office; Noadiah Kellogg’s Saddlery Shop; General Stores of B. S. Wolcott & Co., Charles Pardee, Gibbs & Burnett, James G. Porter, Phares Gould, Nelson Hawley & Co., and Richard Talcott & Co.

What is there now

Brick lakeside buildings now house restaurants, shops, offices, and residences.

More information

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damages and destroyed the town records.

The first Skaneateles fire company was formed in 1822.

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Posted: August 16, 2012


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