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First in Clarendon. Built of stone by Universalists on land given by Eldredge Farwell - first pioneer settler in town.
Here Eldred Farwell, first white settler of town, built the first mills in ClarendonSaw Mill in 1811Grist Mill in 1813
1941 1945In sacred memory of our soldiers and sailors who made the supreme sacrificeOrleans CountyState of New York"Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends." John XV-13May they rest in peaceDedicated May 25, 1947
Irish Immigrant at age 12Teacher, lawyer, publisherActive in Democrat politicsElected N.Y.S. Attorney Gen. Served one term 1903-04
Swan LibraryWilliam G. Swan BenefactorChartered December 21, 1899Opened March 17, 1900. Oldest Orleans Co. Library, former R.S. Burrows Mansion - 1851Lillian Achillies 1st Librarian
Irish, English, Italian and Polish Immigrantsquarried Medina sandstone, a major industry in 1870-1930. Presbyterian Church and 175' spire show use in architecture.
First United Methodist Church First Circuit Rider: 1816Society Incorporated: 1830Sunday School Begun: 1835Lot Donated: 1831 - PresentEdifice: 1860 - Rebuilt: 1914"The best of all is God is with us." John Wesley
Church in the denomination. Rev. Loren Stiles founded the congregation in 1859. Normal Revival in style it was dedicated May 18, 1860.
Erected 1857-58 for $20,000 in the Greek Revival Style. Building Comm: Lyman Bates, Henry King, Charles Baker.Architect: Wm. V.N. Barlow
Since 1844, erected in 1830 by Presbyterians, it is the oldest church building in Orleans County still being used for worship services.
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