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Morning at the Asylum by the Lake in Willard NY

  This post is part of a series. To see all the buildings, I visited on the Willard Tour click the links below. Morning at the Asylum by the Lake (You are here!) Grandview Hadley Hall The Morgue Elliot Hall Brookside The Bleak House The Cemetery   Saturday morning my mother and I took the rare …

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Waterloo NY Birthplace of Memorial Day

We all know Memorial Day is day of honoring fallen soldiers, although some might be surprised to learn of the local origins of this celebrated federal holiday. Originally called Decoration Day, the earliest celebrations of today’s Memorial Day began during the aftermath of the Civil War to honor both the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil …

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Deteriorating Barn in Macedon

I often pass this deteriorating barn in Macedon on Route 31 when I am out running errands. Precariously situated on the edge of Wal-mart sprawl, it silently sits empty awaiting it’s fate.  I honestly can not recall how long the barn and farm-house has sat empty, but believe it has been a while.  Recently a “Land …

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