Location of Dutch Reformed Church

Location of Dutch Reformed Church

This 1857 map of Canastota, New York, shows the location of the Dutch Reformed Church (red arrow). The site is now a small municipal park. Image courtesy Joe DiGiorgio.

1885 view of Canastota

1885 view of Canastota

This 1885 view of Canastota shows the site of the Dutch Reformed Church, abandoned seven years earlier (#1); the railroad depot (#2); and the Presbyterian Church Society (#3). The Dutch Reformed Church abandoned its original church in 1878 and moved to a new location farther from the noisy railroad tracks; in 1886 it reorganized as Presbyterian. Image courtesy Joe DiGiorgio.

Sibyl Story

Sibyl Story

The Canastota Convention was covered in the dress reform newspaper The Sibyl. Research assistance by Jim Barri.

Free Church

Free Church

The Free Church at 116 Center Street became the new home of the Dutch Reformed Church. This photo shows the church's stone structure, which replaced an original wooden building that burned down in 1871. Image courtesy Joe DiGiorgio.

Free Church 2005

Free Church 2005

The Free Church / Grange building in 2005, when it housed an art gallery. Image courtesy Joe DiGiorgio.

United Church

United Church

This quaint red brick church at 144 Center Street appears to have succeeded the church building at 116 Center Street.

1903 Plaque

1903 Plaque

This plaque affixed to the exterior of today's United Church of Canastota (Methodist) gives its construction date as circa 1903. This is about the same time when the older church at 116 Center ceased to serve any congregation.

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