Geneva

In the Seneca Lake city of Geneva (population 13,000), wonderful examples of Federal, Victorian Gothic, and Jeffersonian architecture, among other styles, document two centuries of history. South Main Street row houses dating from the 1820s line Pulteney Park, designed in 1794 as Geneva's original town square. Emancipation celebrations were held here in the 1800s, with Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth delivering orations. A bare-breasted sculpture named Peace presides over the park, which is not even a block away from the campuses of Hobart and William Smith colleges. A former Finger Lakes steamship port and manufacturing center, Geneva remains an agricultural hub; Cornell University's Agricultural Experiment Station is based here.

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