GENESEO — Installation of Geneseo’s Historic District street signs continued as the sign to the corner of Court and Main went up this morning.
Street signs are being put up by The Village of Geneseo throughout the National Historic Landmark District.
“Not only do they look nice but they also raise awareness that Geneseo is a National Historic Landmark District,” said Tony Jones, President of the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG).
The color brown has a historic purpose behind it in that historic landmarks across the country are all brown. However the bear pictograph that is displayed on all signs conveys their uniqueness to Geneseo.
“Main Street should be done by the end of the week, the whole project should be done by the end of the month,” said Ben Gajewski, Vice President of APOG.
Funding came from the N.Y. Main Street Grant, APOG Board of Directors, and many generous individuals in the community.
APOG will be selling the old green street signs at the Geneseo Rotary Festival, July 13th and 14th, for $50 each. All proceeds from the selling of the signs will go to offset the cost of the new signs as well as future streetscape improvements such as benches, poles, etc.
“I am tremendously excited to see the signs going up, it has been a long process and I am very interested to see the communities reaction,” said Gajewski.