Sandy Creek Village Historic Photos

North Main Street…looking north…photo ca. 1910

View on East side of Main St. Washingtonville

South Main St. East side, Sandy Creek, NY

In 1912, a fire destroyed the commercial block on the south east corner of Main Street and Harwood Drive (California Block) and gutted the Horace Scripture House. While the Scripture residence was immediately restored, the land on Main Street was cleared, planted and dedicated as a village park. It remained an open green space until 1928 when former resident, the Honorable D. E. Ainsworth, donated the Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Public Library to the town of Sandy Creek and directed it be located on the park site.

Henry Ainsworth House 1895 (father of D.E. Ainsworth)

The Town Hall History Center has hundreds more full size photos available for viewing (and printing) in the archives. Stop in during our open office hours (Friday 9am to 4pm) and someone will be happy to assist you. High quality prints are available for only $2.00/copy to help defray the cost of ink and paper. As you enter the building, turn left and go downstairs. Hope to see you soon!