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 1800s (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

Neighborhood Map

Historic South Neighborhood Map (PDF)

Neighborhood Association Meetings

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

Neighborhood Strategic Plan

Please contact the GNRC via email for a copy of this neighborhood's strategic plan.

Neighborhood Accomplishments

  • Food Truck Rodeo
  • Moonshadow over Pulteney Park - August 18, 2018 concert
  • Picnic in Pulteney Park
  • Pulteney Park Clean-Up

Neighborhood Points of Interest

  • Pulteney Park - Located at the east end of Washington Street and Pulteney Park