This page contains a series of articles about historic Childs in the Town of Gaines. The hamlet of Childs lies just north of Albion at the intersection of Routes 104 and 98. In 2019, Childs was selected to be on the Landmark Society of Western New York’s “Five to Revive” list. In 1993, the federal U.S. Department of the Interior declared the Cobblestone Museum in Childs a National Historic Landmark, the first site in Orleans County with that distinction.)

Volume 1 (2020)

Article 1 – John Proctor

Article 2 – The Village Inn

Article 3 – Blacksmith Shop

Article 4 – Nellie Vagg

Article 5 – Temperance

Article 6 – Red Brick Buildings

Article 7 – The Cobblestone Universalist Church

Article 8 – The Ward House

Article 9 – District #5 Schoolhouse

Article 10 – Printing

Article 11 – Farmers Hall

Article 12 – Harness Shop

Article 13 – DAR Places Historic Markers

Article 14 – Electricity, Part 1

Article 15 – Electricity, Part 2

Article 16 – Electricity, Part 3

Article 17 – Electricity, Part 4

Article 18 – Horse & Buggy Days

Article 19 – Proctor Brook

Article 20 – Farming, Part 1

Volume 2 (2021)

Article 1 – Farming, Part 2

Article 2 – Farming, Part 3

Article 3 – Farming, Part 4

Article 4 – Farming, Part 5

Article 5 – Farming, Part 6

Article 6 – Reflections, Part 1

Article 7 – Reflections, Part 2

Article 8 – Historic Markers

Article 9 – Liberty Pole

Article 10 – The H & A Superette

Article 11 – The Tillman Family

Article 12 – The Upper Gallery

Article 13 – Extra Cobblestones

Article 14 – The Lattin Family, Part 1

Article 15 – The Lattin Family, Part 2

Article 16 – The Castle

Article 17 – Historic Outhouses

Article 18 – Delia Robinson

Article 19 – The Gaines Jubilee Celebration

Article 20 – Judge Henry Childs

Article 21 – Pioneer Women

Article 22 – Norris Vagg

Article 23 – John Cunneen

Article 24 – J. Howard Pratt, Part 1

Article 25 – J. Howard Pratt, Part 2

Article 26 – Early School Districts

Article 27 – The Albion Rotary Club

Article 28 – Early Recreation, Part 1

Article 29 – Early Recreation, Pt 2 (With Gaines Grange)

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