May 17 – CCHS Lunch & Learn: “The History of Cobblestone Buildings”

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12:10pm to 12:50pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave., Cortland. Please join Richard Palmer for an interesting topic–cobblestone buildings. Between 1825 and 1860 construction of cobblestone houses and other structures was popular, especially short distances inland from rocky beaches of Lake Ontario where the stones were collected, sized and hauled to building sites. However there are examples of them much further away than one might expect. Local examples of this style include the Universalist Church in Cortland and Randall farm house offPage Green Road. There was once a cobblestone schoolhouse on Church Street, a house onTompkins Street and another one in Harford. There are also existing examples of cobblestone foundations throughout the area. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook Event.

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