Business Member Profile: NAPA Auto Parts


NAPA Auto Parts in Dansville became one of Dansville Area Historical Society’s NEW business members in 2013. We would like to thank them for there membership and ask that you support them as well.

A unique feature of the Dansville Napa Auto Parts store is the over size NAPA hat that sits on top of the side door.  I helps to keep the snow from piling up in front of he door too!!


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Napa billboard
This Billboard is located 1 mile north of Zerfass Rd. on State Rt. 63
NAPA Auto Parts
11 Ossian St, Dansville
(585) 335-2275

Business Member Profile: Better Homes Furniture

Better Homes Furniture in Dansville is one of Dansville Area Historical Society’s NEW business members for 2013. They have been in the business of selling retail furniture and floor coverings since 1998. We carry LAZBOY, England, Ashley, Lancer. Liberty, Vaughan Bassett, Sleep Logic Chiropractic Bedding, Mohawk and Quick Step Flooring. A bit of history for this location is listed below

Better Homes Furniture 1998 – Present

Fox Furniture: 1988 – 1997

Johnson Furniture: 1944 - 1986+ (Grand Opening Sept. 1945)

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In 1945 the Johnson Furniture Company purchased the furniture business of the Wilson-Altmeyer Company. A history of the business operated in this location by the predecessors can be found in another part of the paper. The Johnson Furniture Company, before opening for business, completely remodeled the store.  The manager of the store, which is one of several operated in this area by the parent company, is Kenneth Mead, who has Quickly proven himself to be a public spirited business man. He has entered wholeheartedly into the activities of several local organizations. As a member of the Board of Trade he advocated many progressive moves for the betterment of local retail merchants. In the Lions Club, Fish and Game Club, and the Dansville Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose, Mr. Mead has taken an active part giving generously of his time and ability.

1959: Richard Stevens, manager, Johnson Furniture

Wilson-Altmeyer Company: 1934 (Ossian Street Store) - 1944

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Wilson-Altmeyer 1934 Grand Opening on Ossian Street-renovated

Contact Information:
Better Homes Furniture
13 Ossian Street
Dansville, New York 14437
(585) 335-8430

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Thursday And Friday 9am-7pm

We take pride in selling quality home furnishings and floor coverings to our customers and we stand behind our products and our service.

FOR SALE: “Bluff View”, home of John McNair

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Historic “Bluff View”, the brick Federal house built by John McNair in 1828, set on 20.8 acres, has just been listed for sale for $169,000.
The property address is 8748 Dansville-Mount Morris Road, West Sparta, NY 14437. The MLS number is R226632. “Bluff View” is eligible to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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A 4-page color brochure with photos and details and property history is included above. Please feel free to forward the brochure to anyone you think might be interested in this unique property.

Historic “Bluff View” is set on nearly 21 acres of park-like land with a breathtaking ravine complete with rocky waterfalls, sweeping lawns, hundreds of mature trees, and a secluded hillside pond overlooking the valley, A quaint barn and fenced pastures await horses or other livestock, and there is a charming, cedar-roofed antique hen house.

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Only a few families have been privileged to call “Bluff View” home during the last 200 years. Each successive owner has done his part to preserve and improve the property, in an unbroken line of careful stewardship which accounts for its remarkable state of preservation. Today “Bluff View” stands empty, awaiting the next owners who have the taste and vision to appreciate living in a historic, one-of-a-kind home—who stand ready to do their part to ensure that “Bluff View” survives intact and continues to tell its intriguing story for the next 200 years.

Business Member Profile: Lattimore/Dansville Physical Therapy

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Lattimore Physical Therapy in Dansville is one of Dansville Area Historical Society’s business members again for 2013. They provide many physical therapy treatments and services. A bit of their history is listed below

The Dansville clinic was opened in June of 2003. It was originally started as a satellite facility to Lattimore of Geneseo but is now a full time clinic. The clinic is located on Route 36 in the Tractor Supply/Big Lots Plaza. Dansville Physical Therapy is a 4,000 square foot outpatient physical therapy & fitness facility. Out clinic houses 2 private treatment rooms and a wide variety of cardio equipment, strength training machines, free weights, benches, and is even complete with locker rooms & showers.

We have assembled a knowledgeable staff of Physical Therapists & Assistants to customize each patients treatment specific to their needs. Using our combined experience our staff is dedicated to providing outstanding personal care in a relaxed professional setting.

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In addition our clinic also offers Livingston Fitness our in house fitness facility which is open to the public. Please visit our Livingston Fitness link for more information.

Dansville Physical Therapy
40 Village Plaza
Dansville, NY 14437

For more information call them at (585) 335-2456 or visit there website:
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2013 Blue Star Museums


The Dansville Area Historical Society is one of over 1,800 Museums participating in the 2013 Blue Star Museums. This program offers free admission to active duty military members, with up to 5 family members. In addition to DAHS, there are over a dozen other museums with in Western NY that are an hour and a half or less of Dansville, NY.


For more information and locations of other participating museums follow this link:

Business Member Profile: Five Star Bank

Five Star Bank of Dansville is one of Dansville Area Historical Society’s NEW business members for 2013.  They provide personal and business banking as well as investment services.  A bit of their history is listed below


A proud past. A bright future.

         Our roots go back to the 1850’s when Wolcott Humphrey founded a small community institution named the Wyoming County Bank. Mr. Humphrey’s plan for success was to focus on two things: the customers and the communities in which they lived.
The bank he formed would become the flagship bank of what is today’s Five Star Bank, which now includes three sister banks, each with its own rich history in financial services—The National Bank of Geneva, First Tier Bank and Trust, and Bath National Bank.
Over one hundred and fifty years later, our focus on customer and community hasn’t changed. We have earned a reputation for fairness, integrity and dedication to community. With the devotion of excellent people, we have built a company with solid equity and a strong heritage.
Today, the bank boasts $2.6 billion in assets and does business in 15 contiguous counties in Western and Central New York. We offer our customers the service and convenience of a network of more than 50 branches and a quickly expanding ATM network.
We are proud to be there for you, our customers, wherever, whenever and however you need us. We are Five Star Bank.

Five Star Bank
152 Franklin Street
Dansville, New York 14437
(585) 335-2080