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...more
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.more
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...more
Little metal tables with formica tops. Fast counter service. Fake ferns in planters between table areas. Really great coffee. Warmed croussants. and a table for two by the window.
That was our early morning break as we passed through Warsaw on our way from Buffalo to Letchworth Park.
The place was nothing fancy but it was chilly outside and it was warm inside. The staff were friendly and the food hit the spot. There was pleasant music playing gently overhead.
This franchise of stores sells bakery goods of all sorts and coffee for breakfast. There is a lunch menu too of soups and sandwiches. (see the website below for full menu details).
The crime statistics for this area show that it is way below average for any crime risks.
The quiet town and rural countryside do not seem to harbor any major dangers for tourists passing through or stopping to browse the local history.
The chamber of commerce recommends self-guided walking tours of the historic sites in town so they obviously believe the place is safe too.
Just to be safe though, remember to lock your car doors.... no use tempting fate.
Before the great suffragette movement in Seneca Falls, NY there was the smaller fire of women's rights burning in Warsaw, NY.
You can take a walking tour around Warsaw and see the homes and places frequented by men and women who were feeding that fire.
Start with what was the Conable home at 38 Jefferson Street. Benjamin Conable was a strong suffragette supporter in the early 1900s. Turn north onto Liberty Street and head across Warsaw Village Park where rallies were given at many of the town events and fairs.
Walk over to Summit Avenue where you will see the home of leading suffragette, Ella Crossett.
Go down West Buffalo Street and the Humphrey home where meetings were held.
Go on Buffalo Street to Main Street and the intersection of route 19 (Main Street) and route 20A (Buffalo Street). Susan B. Anthony did one of her early speeches at the church on the corner. Go South on Main Street. At 130 Main Street, the Public Library has an original of the "History of Women's Sufferage" autographed by Anthony.
189 Main Street is the Gouinlock House where the original home owners supported all the cuases that were for furthering woman's place in society and government.
And now you are back to Jefferson Street.
Most of these homes are private property at this time and you should respect those peoples rights and property.
Warsaw gradually coalesced from many smaller communities in the area. Those neighborhoods still exist within the township of Warsaw.
Some of the more prominent communities are:
East Warsaw... suburb east of Warsaw on route 20A
Martinsville... suburb south of Warsaw on route 19
part of Newburg... hamlet on route 19
Oatka... village southeast of Warsaw
Pierce Corners... northwest of Warsaw
South Warsaw... hamlet south of Warsaw
Thompsons Crossing... north of Warsaw on Dale Road