This post continues with details and photographs from our visit to the Genesee Country Village and Museum. In Wednesday’s blog post we entered the Historic Village through the Toll House and observed a flag raising ceremony at the Antebellum Village Square. In Thursday’s blog post we strolled along Maple Street and stopped at several businesses along the way.
Please join me today in a stroll along Church Street in the Antebellum Village.
St. Feehan’s Roman Catholic Church, c. 1854 (Chili, NY)
St. Feehan’s Catholic Church was temporarily used as a recreation facility, and its pews were discarded. The pews installed in St. Feehan’s came from St. Mary’s Church in Scottsville, NY. They are the very same pews upon which the builders of St. Feehan’s sat when they traveled to Scottsville to attend mass before St. Feehan’s was built.
Thomson’s Tavern & Store, c. 1808 (Riga, NY)
Well, we didn’t travel too far down Church Street. This view is from the grounds of Brooks Grove Methodist Church. Directly in front of you is Antebellum Village Square, where the War of 1812 Encampment is taking place. At the far left hand corner of the photograph is the Boot & Shoemaker’s Shop.