Great Architects of New York: Henry J. Hardenbergh
Church & Scott Building
Address
75 Main Street
Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326
Location
Southwest corner, Main Street & Pioneer Street
Neighborhood
Downtown
Built
1880
Use
Retail on the ground floor with offices above

This building was brought to my attention by Susan B. Schock, who took a tour of Cooperstown and e-mailed in to note that this building was the first one to be built after a fire. I'd been to beautiful Cooperstown to photograph the Kingfisher Tower and the Inn at Cooperstown, but I missed this building. Thanks to Susan and Bob Sheridan for contributing these photographs.

I suspect this building is called the Church & Scott building because it once housed the Church & Scott pharmacy, a 100-year-old institution that is now located on Chestnut Street.


The Church & Scott Building at Main & Pioneer, Cooperstown, N.Y. (Photo by Bob Sheridan)


The northern facade, facing Main Street. (Photo by Susan B. Schock)


The ground floor on the Pioneer Street side. It's nice to see a ground floor where the original architecture survives intact. Usually these are cut up and renewed for ever-changing retail uses. (Photo by Bob Sheridan)


One of the two cornerstones give credit to Hardenbergh. (Photo by Bob Sheridan.)


The other cornerstone notes the builder and year of construction. (Photo by Bob Sheridan.)