LANDMARK BUILDINGS OF HERKIMER COUNTY
THE HERKIMER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BUILDINGS
On the left is the Eckler Building, the new home of the Herkimer County Historical Society, which has been totally refurbished. This building houses the library with its collection of many books for researchers doing genealogy. The building is bright and cheerful to work in, and has a gift shop included on the first floor. It is also handicapped-accessible from the Court Street entrance.
On the right is the Suiter Building, where all of the Herkimer County Historical Society was formerly housed, located at 400 North Main Street, Herkimer, N.Y. According to Susan Perkins, administrative director of the Society, the house was built by Dr. A. Walter Suiter, who never married and never lived in the house. The house was left to his sister Mary Grace and upon her death the building was willed to the Society. The interior of the building displays fine woodwork and historic interior design. The Suiter Building continues to be in use and was the setting for the recent annual Holiday House. The entrance on Main Street is noted for its elaborate carved door panels.
In 2000 there have been many changes taking place at the two buildings - the moving of the collections to the Eckler Building, installation of all-new computer equipment, and sidewalk replacement. Both buildings are located on the properties of the former Fort Dayton on the famous Four Corners in the village of Herkimer.
More information about the Herkimer County Historical Society is on their web site.
Copyright © 2000 Betsy Voorhees
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