Historic South


Where History Welcomes You

Geneva would be an attractive, livable city even if so many of the historic structures had not survived, but because these structures are here today, the city is truly outstanding. The impact of these buildings is most clearly shown in the South Main Street Historic District, which is large enough and distinct enough to be thought of as its own linear neighborhood. The buildings include some of the very earliest structures and some of the architecturally most important properties. The history spans from the beginning of the city to its role as a nursery center and to its evolution into a manufacturing city.

Because of the relocation of the downtown early in the development of the city, the South Main Street Historic District functions primarily as a residential neighborhood consisting mostly of single family houses and a few multi-family buildings. Although it stretches along South Main Street, it includes an attractive urban square containing a city park typical of the 1800’s (Pulteney Park). Around this park and extending along South Main Street is a collection of houses, some in the classic row houses format and others on quite large lots

**Part of the South Main Street Historic District**

Historic South

Neighborhood Association Leader

Jenn Morris

Jim Spates

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Neighborhood Association Meetings

Recent Meeting Minutes:

Dec 16

Please check the calendar or contact the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center at 315- 828-6588 or contact info@genevanrc.org

Neighborhood Strategic Plan

Please contact info@genevanrc.org for a copy of this neighborhood’s strategic plan.

Green Infrastructure Plan: South Main Guidelines

Neighborhood Map

Historic South Neighborhood Map

Neighborhood Accomplishments

Moonshadow over Pulteney Park — August 20, 2016 concert with Christine Lavin
Moonshadow over Pulteney Park August 29, 2015 concert with Christine Lavin
Pulteney Park Clean-Up
Picnic in Pulteney Park
Sale Along South Main 2014FLI Educational Series on Green Infrastructure Projects for Historic South
First Lecture by Nadia Herouix July 16, 2014

Neighborhood Points of Interest

Pulteney Park – Located at the east end of Washington Street and Pulteney Park

Contact City Representatives


Gordon P. Eddington
Mark Gramling


1st WARD Angelina Marino


Ron Alcock