Phone: (315) 482-4586

36 Market Street, Alexandria Bay, NY

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Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum

The Cornwall Brothers’ stone building was built in 1866, and is the last surviving historic waterfront building in Alexandria Bay. Originally founded in 1839, the business was the center of commerce in the village until it closed in 1929, falling victim to the Great Depression. Since then it has served as a customs house, a U.S. Coast Guard station and a U.S. Post Office. About to be torn down in 1973, the Alexandria Township Historical Society was formed in order to save the building.