Cheshire Community Action Team - preserving Cheshire's past, building Cheshire's future.




Cheshire Community Action Team - preserving Cheshire's past, building Cheshire's future.

Having grown up in "America's Hometown", Plymouth, Massachusetts, I have a strong appreciation of history and historic preservation. My mother and her family are Pilgrim descendants and I am a first-generation American on my father's side of the family. Appreciation of history was a strong aspect of my upbringing. Current day picture of Nancy in Cheshire, NY After finishing high school and business school, I lived in Boston for several years and during that time I began to notice the history of America's Hometown being dismantled. Peice by piece centuries old buildings were virtually "bulldozed" and replaced with fast food outlets, gift shops, motels and parking lots. I, therefore, became interested in trying to restore the only non-residential historic building left in Cheshire. Its original purpose as a center for entertainment, community activities and basic community gatherings could be a real benefit to the community.
Nancy M. Goodnow (Mrs. Fred)




History Cheshire NY was founded in 1815. Please take a few minutes to view the video on the left to see how it's history parallels that of US history overall.

Historic Materials - Cheshire NY
Early advertising cards for businesses in Cheshire.

Historic business flyer from

Historic business card.

Historic business card.

Historic business card.

Historic business card.



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