Area churches were actively involved in both the women's rights and abolition of slavery movements. The United Church of Warsaw was a Presbyterian Church and was the first one organized in town. It was organized in 1808 and was active in the anti-slavery movement. The current building dates from 1866. The First United Methodist Church building came later in 1902.
The Monument Circle Historic District includes many buildings on and near Main Street, and by the courthouse. Two interesting self-guided historic walking tours offered are the ones dedicated to the right of women to vote and the abolition of slavery. Many homes, businesses, and churches in the town were involved in one of these, or both.
Warsaw is home to the Monument Circle Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the major attractions in the district was the home of outspoken anti-slavery activist, Seth M. Gates. The house was built in 1824 and expanded around 1843 when Gates purchased the home. The home served as a stop on the "Underground Railroad" with Gates and his family hiding runaway slaves. Hours are 10 to 2 Monday through Friday. The home was placed on the National register of Historic Places in 1992.
I admit it, the organization of things in New York confused the hell out of me. There is a town of Warsaw that contains a village also called Warsaw?? The "village" is the county seat of Wyoming County. Warsaw has a population of slightly more than 5400. The Wyoming County Complex has old mixed with new. The courthouse is relatively new but still fairly pretty.
The old Stage Theater still shows movies Friday through Sunday nights and occasionally has other types of entetainment.
The building on the left is the Warsaw Town Hall. The building next to it, with the columns was formerly a bank.
Warsaw has a pretty impressive civil war Monument using the common standing soldier motif. The monument is located in a traffic circle near the Wyoming County Courthouse.