History

The Sherburne Inn, the building that still today sits at the corner of West State and South Main Streets in Sherburne, NY, was opened to the public on June 19, 1917. Its predecessor, The Sherburne House, burned to the ground in 1915, after which philanthropic residents of Sherburne financed a replacement that is the current structure.

Excerpts of articles in the Sherburne News trace the Inn’s history. The first article announces the Inn’s grand opening in 1917:


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, June 14, 1917

The following account of the Inn’s festive opening was published the next week:


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Sherburne News, June 21, 1917

The Sherburne News also reported on the Inn’s modernization in 1941:


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Sherburne News, November 17, 1941

The Sherburne Inn has changed hands many times since 1917, often with success in offering fresh vegetables from its own garden and fresh dairy and eggs straight from the farm; and sometimes unsuccessfully for reasons that will remain in the annals of history. In any case, it is clear that this building — and its possibilities — have stayed always in the minds of residents as the heartbeat of our community.

If you have a memory of The Sherburne Inn, please share it with us on our Memories page.

2 Responses to History

  1. Pingback: The Sherburne Inn: How One Community is Keeping a Local Landmark Alive - PreservationNation Blog

  2. silkemahardy says:

    A five-year plan to restore the building would bring us to 2017, the building’s 100th anniversary. I’ll be there to celebrate! Thank you to all involved on this project!

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