Ye Olde Landmark Tavern
 "Colonial Hospitality At Its Finest"
  (315) 893-1810

 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Our Story

     The building itself was built between 1850 and 1851 by James Coolidge according to most accounts, including Mrs. Hammond's "History of Madison County."  Coolidge was faced with a first class dilemma, and possessed the ingenuity to solve it.  The originally planned structure, an octagon 24 feet to a side, would never fit on the pie shaped lot located at the intersection of Cherry Valley Turnpike and the Chenango Canal.  The end result, with four sides facing the two thoroughfares, and two more sides in a wedge shape at the rear solved the problem and was the most artistic  and practical use of the land.  The much married Coolidge topped his building with a six sided cupola, one side for each of his five wives and bride to be, who tragically died before the ceremony.  Soon, the new building was filled with a number of commercial establishments including a hardware store, flour merchant, grocery store, dry goods emporium, and upstairs, a dressmaker.
     In 1896 Coolidge sold the building to Lewis E. Coe who went into partnership with H.D. Brockett.  After death of Coe, Brockett owned the building until selling it to Charles M. Coe, son of Lewis.  Once again, in 1940 the unique structure changed hands.  The new owner, Robert H. Palmiter, was a nationally recognized authority on antiques.  From then, until is tragic death in 1968, he  both operated his antique business and lived in the fine old building.
     Then in 1970 a family familiar to many in the area purchased the building.  Andrew Hengst and his sons Andrew Jr. (Jock) and Steve opened the Landmark Tavern on September 25th of that year fulfilling a longtime dream of Andy's.  Adolph, Andy's father, had owned a meat market and grocery store in Hamilton for fifty years.  It was there, and later as a food service director at Colgate University, that Andy learned many of the basic requirements of a good restaurateur.  Today the Hengst family continues to serve both the Central New York area and this grand old structure, which is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
     Located in the heart of Central New York, The Landmark Tavern is just a stone's throw from many of the region's greatest attractions.  Juxtaposed to the historical Chenango Canal, our guests are a short drive from both the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as well as the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota.  In addition, anyone planning a visit to either Colgate University or Morrisville State will be pleased to find that The Landmark lies only five minutes from both schools.  Additionally, visitors to the area in August will be treated the spectacle of New York State's largest outdoor antique show, taking place just down the street from the Landmark itself.  Whether you are in the area for work or leisure The Landmark Tavern remains the most charming and accommodating inn in the area, while still maintaining the buildings historic grandeur.








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Available Locally...
 
LANDMARK TAVERN
Bottled Homemade..

House Dressing
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Bar-B-Q Sauce
Coleslaw Dressing

Available for sale at Wayne's Market, Kountry Kupboard II,
and Nelson Farms


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