Founders Square

Founders SquareA Neighborhood to Remember

The neighborhood designated as Founders Square is roughly bounded by Washington Street to the north, Hamilton Street to the south, S West Street to the west and Pulteney Street to the east. The name Founders Square was chosen for this neighborhood to reflect the roots of the neighborhood and why certain streets bear the names they were given almost 200 years ago.

Along with possessing some of the oldest, most prominent, and unique homes in the city, the neighborhood is home to Jefferson St. Park and Playground and the historic Washington Street Cemetery, where many Civil War heroes are interred along with some of Geneva’s more prominent citizens of the first 150 years of the city’s existence.

Neighborhood Map

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Neighborhood Association Meetings

Please check the calendar or contact the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center via email or at 315- 828-6588.

Neighborhood Strategic Plan

Please contact the GNRV via email for more information regarding this neighborhood's strategic plan.

Neighborhood Accomplishments

  • Organized in 2011
  • Initiated first Garden Walk Geneva at several private properties along Washington Street. $1,000 was raised and donated to two worthy, youth-serving, local charitable agencies.
  • Studied and created a plan to replace Washington Street Cemetery gateway, preserve and install the old gateway arch as a memorial in the cemetery.
  • Worked side-by-side with Hobart and William Smith students to complete curb appeal improvements to homes in the neighborhood.
  • Sponsored a concert in the Washington Street Cemetery.
  • Four years hosting Musical Porches

Points of Interest

  • Washington Street Cemetery located on Washington Street
  • Jefferson Street Park located on Jefferson Street