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Montour Falls Memorial Library

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Address: 406 W Main St, Montour Falls, NY 14865-9624
Phone Number: +1 607-535-7489
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This place is an amazing little gem of an historical building and an a...

This place is an amazing little gem of an historical building and an a great source of local history

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visisted the library late on a friday afternoon looking for advice on where to stay in the area. Very helpful staff indeed. Lovelly building and a very photogenic little town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visisted the library late on a friday afternoon looking for advice on where to stay in the area. Very helpful staff indeed. Lovelly building and a very photogenic little town.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It is well worth stopping by to see the exterior, and if it's open, the interior of this beautiful little library. The building that is now the Montour Falls Memorial Library was the last of the six buildings built by Charles Cook that are now in Montour Falls' Glorious T historic district. The building was under construction in 1866 when... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Travelling through the area and came across the library. Very quaint inside. It's small, but it was interesting to read on the history of Montour. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The Montour Falls library has to be one of the most beautiful and well-preserved structures in the village. It was wonderful to see how a small town and its residents had put so much effort in maintaining its beautiful appearance. Even if not looking for a book, take a moment and stop in.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We didn't venture inside, but stopped to snap a photo of the amazing architecture. This, and the neighbouring theater building are great finds in such a small town.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

What drew us to this brilliant library was a trip to Montour Falls which is an eye opener , as my previous concept was its sister Niagara. Almost as high as Niagara,these falls descend beautifully in three tiers forming a dramatic backdrop for the village. The village's historic district is remarkable for its handsome Greek Revival buildings, the library being... More 

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Burdett, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Enjoy the outside and then enter to see the beautiful windows and small town set up, be sure to ask to visit the Civil War collection and old documents areas. Spitting distance from She-Qua-Gua Falls.

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Thank KestrelHaven
Lockport, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Beautiful old building with lovely stained glass windows. Staffed by very pleasant, helpful young woman. Loved the civil war in a few pages in the back room. Glad we took the time to visit.

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Thank Marlene V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Roxanne, the librarian, filled us in on the history of the beautiful library building and the town of Montour Falls. I grew up in the area and hadn't known about the city's founder and the "Golden T". We left feeling welcome and better educated. If you are visiting the Finger Lakes and like history I recommend a side trip.

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Thank Nyvaamy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Wonderful building, great interior, many interesting books. Well informed Librarian, who can give the traveler many interesting facts about the area.

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