To enter the business district of Greene is to take a step back in time. Name after Revolutionary War hero General Nathaniel Greene, the town of Greene was formed in 1798. Located along the Chenango River, the town prospered along with the construction of the Chenango Canal and later a railroad line.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982, the Greene Historic District includes over 140 buildings, including the main commercial area and surrounding residential neighborhoods. The main street through town is lined with magnificent 19th century buildings, filled with quaint specialty shops, stores, cafes and restaurants. The 1886 municipal building stands as one of the area’s most prominent landmarks, as does the majestic Sherwood Hotel, built in 1913 and restored to its current glory in 1982.
A visit to the Greene Historic District is like a step back in time on New York’s Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
Chenango Arts Council
Chenango County Historian
Chenango County Historical Society