Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Old Turnpike & Ball Tavern

Geneva Daily Times, December 4, 1915
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One of the oldest houses on Routes 5 and 20 between Geneva and Canandaigua is what is known as the Ball Tavern. It was here that the Geneva delegation met General Lafayette on his triumphal tour across Central New York in 1825.

 Marquis de LaFayette in 1825. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. 

                                       Recalls Lafayette's Visit 
                              (Geneva Gazette, August 10, 1877)

Geneva Advertiser, April 26, 1881

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