Exeter Historical Society

Photo Gallery

Images on this page are displayed here by special arrangement with the Town of Exeter Historical Society.  These and many more are part of the large collection of photos on display at "Polly's House" in Schuyler Lake, NY.  Polly's House is located between the Schuyler Lake Fire Department and the Post Office. The Society meets the third Tuesday of the months of April through October.

Click on the photo to see a larger version of each image.


Ward Rose's Meat Market, Schuyler Lake

Inside Free-Will Baptist Church
(torn down in the late 1930's)

Taylor/Bush Bank in Schuyler Lake

Schuyler Lake Lumber Company

Horan's Store in Exeter Center. (Only a portion of the stone walls of the store remain today.)

Another view of Horan's store in Exeter Center.

Southworth Bridge in West Exeter

West Exeter Scene

Mercer's Blacksmith Shop in Burlington, later moved to Schuyler Lake.

North Street, West Exeter

Murl Dyer's Birthday Party 1907 at Dyer's Hotel

Girls in back row:  ? Newman, Sarah Newman, Myrtle Rose, Marjorie Mercer
3rd Row back: Arel Johnson, Howard Rose, Devere Bliss, Helen Underwood, Rosa Newman, Norman Eason, Raymond Vosburg, Marjorie Southworth, Ethel Newman
On Steps: Paulene and Claudine Sutherland, Mabel Pratt
Front Row: Anita Morey, Ward Rose, Milton Erwin, Murl Dyer, Sam Newman, Edna Clark, Anna Eason, Marie Miller, Corliss Sutherland, Marshall Flansburg

Exeter School - 1915

Teacher, Gussie Brainard, Hobart Curtiss, Glady's Truman, May Wilson
next row: Leslie Curtis, Bernice Chappell, Truman Allison, Ferris Bliss, Julia Bliss, Joe Allen, Pearl Bliss

Mr and Mrs. George Turner in front of residence on the Southern Edge of Schuyler Lake

International Milk Products Plant, Schuyler Lake

Pictured in photo: Ed Clark and Father

1901 Liddels Corners Sleigh Ride

Henry Patrick (Driver)
FRed Robinson, Charles F. Kelley, Joan Ellsworth, Alto Babcock, Claudine Ellsworth, Winnie Eggleston, Margaret Kelley, Jesse Aplin, Ward Patrick, Ethel Fay, J.W. Kelly. Wells, Kenneth Pratt, Wm Chapman. 

A Grecian Drill
Commencement 1899 or 1900
Bullion Hall (upper level of Bullion House)
L to R: Mabille Rose (Van Horn), Grace Davenport (Roberts), Rose Veber, Lulu Pratt (Herkimer), Myrtte Mcgarity (Craft), Grace Darby (Williams), Flora Patrick (Perkins)

The Chase Family (see inset for specific names, not sure what order they are in)

Frank Rose

Mrs. William Rose


Maybille Rose

Clara Rose Rider

The Herkimer Sisters - Aunts of Edward Clark -
Daughters of Nelson and Catherine Cole Herkimer

Back row: Della, Belle, Nellie, Mildred 
Front row: Anna, Edith, Evalena

The Cole brothers had a carpenter shop in Ilion where the Twopath Inn now stands. They are said to have built half of the buildings in Ilion.


Sprague Home and Family (date unknown)

Fayette Allen's Store ( about 1895) 
Later this store became Rose's Store, Gossoo's Store and most recently Kelly's Store. At one time the Schuyler Lake Post Office was also located on this property. 

L to R: Hattie Allen (Washburn), Edward Allen, Fayette Allen (Hattie's father) and John Claxton (Brother-in-law to Fayette & Edward and husband of Sarah Allen) 

The Johnson Family, 

From L to R:  Herman Wood and Wife, 1884, Rose\amond Perer Johnson born Sep 23, 1835 died Jan 1888, Marquis Johnson, Born Feb 26, 1834, Died Aug 29, 1923

Rutherford Estates, Burlington, NY

Marjorie Southworth

Arie and George Mercer

Gordon Cushman

More images coming soon.

Ella Rathbun Carr

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