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Southeast Historic Sites
Located south of the State Police Barracks on Route 22. Tours of the buildings are conducted on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm from May through August. Special events are scheduled on occasion. A New Year's Eve celebration is observed by battery-powered candles each December 31st at 11:45pm in the unheated church.

Old Town Hall (67 Main Street, Brewster)
The building was erected in 1896 and served as the Town Hall until 1965 when the Supervisor and Town Clerk moved to One Main Street.  Currently houses the Southeast Museum and Studio Around the Corner.

Owned by the Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast, the Walter Brewster House was built around 1850 on the hill looking down on Main Street by the Village founder, Walter Brewster. The building has been carefully restored and hosts tours, concerts and special gatherings throughout the year.

Tilly Foster Mine
First mined in 1853 by Harvey Iron and Steel Company, the Tilly Foster Mine boomed under the auspices of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company of Scranton, PA, which acquired the mine in 1879.  In 1890 the owners converted the mine to an open pit.  At one time, it was the largest man-made hole in the world.  For further information, go to the Southeast Museum Web site.

Red Rooster
An example of 1950s roadside architecture and design, this site is an iconic representation of American roadside architecture of that era.

In addition to the above, the following historic sites are designated local landmarks:

  • David DeForest House at Sherwood Hill Road
  • T. Kelley Residence at Simpson Road
  • Old Southeast Cemetary, Route 22
  • J. Minor House on Route 312
  • Rocky Dell Farm on Doansburg Road
  • Sherwood House, Sherwood Hill Road and Milltown Road
  • Enoch Crosby Homestead, Maple Road
  • Reed-Bloomer House, Putnam Avenue and Route 6
  • Budd's Tavern (The Elks Lodge), Route 22
  • Waring Homestead at Minor Road
  • The Triangle House, Tattle Street (Brewster Hill Rd.) and Tonnetta Lake Road
  • Stonehenge-Howes Residence at Brewster Hill Road
  • Yale House at the corner of Old Rt. 22 and Tattle Street (Brewster Hill Road)
  • The Vail House and the Vail Homestead, Peach Lake Road
  • Howes House, Rt. 6 and Drewville Road
  • Old Thomasville Corners House at Turk Hill Road
  • Egbert Howes House, Turk Hill Road
  • Issac Field House, Turk Hill Road
  • The Seth Howes Home ("Morningthorpe"), Turk Hill Road
  • J. Brush Home, Turk Hill Road
  • H. Dean House, Deans Corner Road
  • Yale House, Carmel Avenue
  • Drewsclift Cemetary, Deans Corner Road
  • Field House, Fields Lane
  • Rundle House, Starr Ridge Road
  • Ryder Homestead, Starr Ridge Road
  • DF Bailey House, Dingle Ridge Road
  • AP Brush House, Dingle Ridge Road
  • Drewsclift, Deans Corner Road
  • The Edith Diehl House, Route 22
  • The Birthplace of Fanny Crosby, Foggintown Road (Ms. Crosby was blind but became well-known as a Methodist hymn writer)
  • Fowler House, Root Avenue
  • Lily Deacon Forepaugh's House, Peaceable Hill Road

Historic Districts:

The Town of Southeast also has two Historic Districts:

  • Milltown Area Historic District extends along Milltown Road from Route 22 to the Connecticut border and was one of the earliest settlements in the Town.
  • Starr Ridge Historic District extends along Starr Ridge Road, from Route 6 to the North Salem border.
The Historic Districts contain many of the signficant older homes in Southeast. It is intended that the designation of these Historic Districts will emphasize their value and promote their preservation.

Other Buildings of Note:

The original First National Bank of Brewster, formerly Town Hall, now houses the Town Offices of the Building Department, Code Enforcement, Fire Inspector, Planning, Architectural Review Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Offices, and Special Districts Office, at One Main Street. Sitting across from the Brewster Train Station, the Town Office is a central element to Main Street, Brewster.

Town Hall: 1360 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: 845-279-4313  Fax: 845-278-2453
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