Fainting Goat Island Inn: An Old Railway Inn With A Touch Of The Unexplainable
The Fainting Goat Island Inn. That's a name that stands out, and so do the stories from this Nichols hotel. The unassuming house is located on River Road. Back in the 1800s, a whole slew of travelers would have been coming through the door. Greeting me wh
Exterminator: Beating The Odds To Become "Most Beloved Race Horse"
The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, which is why May's Legacy Landmark is not about a 'what,' but a 'who.' This year marks 100 years since a Binghamton horse beat the odds and won it all at the 1918 Kentucky Derby. Exterminator.
The Conklin Castle: Home To A Cast Of Characters
Arguably one of the most unique landmarks in Broome County, it's hard to drive down Conklin Road without wondering what's up with that big, white castle. The Conklin Town Hall, Conklin Castle, or the Corby House, has been here for over 100 years and it still stands out.
Old Lisle Village Hall: A Small Town Election Goes Down In History
Blink and you'll miss it. No historic marker, no plaque... What looks like a 2-door garage in Lisle isn't something that would compel you to stop on your way down Main Street. That "garage" was once the Lisle Village Hall, and it has a claim to fame as the place where the first women voted in New York State.
Swart-Wilcox House: "We're Amazed It's Still Standing"
With no street address, the oldest house in Oneonta sits on what's left of the land bought by Revolutionary War soldier Lawrence Swart, who built the home in 1807. Swart may have built the house, but it would be the Wilcox family who lived there the longest.
Kilmer Mansion: Home Of Binghamton's Most Ruthless Businessman
One of the most eye-catching buildings on Binghamton's West Side, the Kilmer Mansion, now Temple Concord, stands out with its turrets and gargoyles. The Kilmers stamped their name all across Binghamton, literally etching it in stone on buildings they owned.
Roberson Mansion: The Man Behind the Money
Roberson Mansion is a familiar landmark on Front Street in Binghamton, but who was the man behind the money? Alonzo and Margaret Roberson were private people. Despite living in one of Binghamton's grandest homes, they rarely entertained. The third floor ballroom was only used a handful of times in the three decades they lived in the house.
Phelps Mansion: A Short Stay for the Family, A Lasting Impression on Binghamton
The Phelps Mansion is a familiar structure on Court Street in Binghamton. Bearing the name of the fifth mayor of the city, it may be a surprise to some that the Phelps family only lived in the building for a ten year period.