The Benham House in downtown Penn Yan, for some years the residence of prominent citizen, longtime dentist, and freethinker Charles Elmendorf.

151 Main, Penn Yan, today

151 Main, Penn Yan, today

The Benham House site where Charles Elmendorf once resided is now occupied by this early-1960s bank branch.

During the years he lived at the Benham House, Charles Elmendorf enjoyed a very short commute. This photo, taken from the location of his dental practice at 124 Main, looks one block down Main Street. The bank branch now occupying the Benham site is partly visible, in front of the red brick Post Office with fantop windows.

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