8588 Main St, Honeoye, NY, 14471 $75,000 ~ Off Market
c.1908 Fixer Upper in Honeoye NY $75K
Oh, that stove! And that built-in! I love the patina on the woodwork and the hardware on it. The home sits next to an RV dealership and is across the street from an apartment complex, but I bet it was once a fine homestead with several acres.
Honeoye is a small town (pop. 564) with an extensive history.
Honeoye derivess from the Seneca word ha-ne-a-yah, which means where the finger lies. Local story has it that a Native American cut off his finger with a tomahawk after it was bitten by a rattlesnake.
During the American Revolution, General John Sullivan destroyed the Seneca village as part of his campaign to extinguish the threat from the Iroquois, who were helping the British.
After the war, several of these soldiers returned to the area because of its fertile soil, some of the land paid as bounty to war veterans.
In the mid-1800s, the community attracted a number of abolitionists, feminists, and other progressive activists. Stations of the Underground Railroad were founded and Seneca Falls Convention for women’s rights took place in the nearby town.
Honeoye remained a primarily agricultural community until the early 1900s, when many wealthy people from Rochester visited the warm waters of Honeoye Lake as a resort area. Since then, the area has stayed a popular destination for vacationers.