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Geneseo Historic District

Geneseo, New York
County of Livingston.
Along Main Street at Court and North Street
National Register Number: 77000948
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Watch in
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 17, 1991):
One of the most remarkably preserved villages in northwestern New York, Geneseo is one of the best examples of "Picturesque" architecture and town planning as expounded by American landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852) in his enormously popular and influential books. The cohesive quality of the surviving town displays a textbook of styles and is almost unique in American architectural history. The relatively sophisticated and imposing structures included in the district reflect the village's early 19th century prosperity as a market place for the valley's farming communities.

Commercial - Retail development patterns adjacent to the NHL district may cause a loss of integrity.

Major restoration of the Village Clock.

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