Help Us Reopen The Sherburne Inn
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A Successfully Restored and Reopened Sherburne Inn Will Serve as a Testimony For All Who Strive Toward a Renaissance of Rural America.
In June 1917, The Sherburne Inn opened to great fanfare in a bustling upstate New York community, and for the next eighty-seven years served Sherburne as the hub of social activity on the village’s anchor corner. In the 1980s the Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic landmarks deemed worthy of preservation and part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources. For the next twenty-some years, the Inn thrived.
In 2002 the new owner closed The Sherburne Inn. For a decade this iconic building – where so many around the state and indeed, around the country, had wed and dined and slept – sat abandoned, and in 2012 was threatened with demolition…to be replaced by a gas station. Then Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project (SSIRP) came along, put a halt to the demolition, purchased the building, and got busy.
SSIRP, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has made great progress with repair and renewal of The Sherburne Inn since the 2015 groundbreaking. Thanks to the efforts of SSIRP’s volunteer board of directors, and funding from state and local grants, corporations, and in no small part to the outstanding contributions of individuals from 39 states around the country, SSIRP has been awarded more than $2.5 million of this $4.5 million project, enabling the nonprofit and its network of funders to complete Phases I and II of the four-phase undertaking. SSIRP is halfway home with a project that is of great importance not only as an historical treasure, but to all – near and far – who feel The Sherburne Inn, once opened, will be an economic driver for our region and will once again serve as the anchor property for the community.
Welcome to SSIRP’s new website! We hope you enjoy perusing the site and learning about The Sherburne Inn, the building’s history, SSIRP’s progress, and all in all what’s happening on Sherburne’s anchor corner. Pay particular attention to our photo gallery, where you can see before and after photos of The Sherburne Inn as well as many wonderful historical pictures.
It’s holiday time, and that means our annual Christmas ornament is now available for purchase. This year we chose a cheerful “door bell” inscribed with “Believe” and tucked inside a velvet drawstring bag; the bells are embellished with a red 2022 Sherburne Inn ribbon. Cost is just $15 plus $5 shipping and handling; or, if you live locally, you can stop by The Sherburne News and save S&H.
Please check back every week for news and updates, and remember it’s the season of giving! Don’t hesitate to click on the DONATE button because every single dollar takes us closer to a restored and reopened Sherburne Inn; and as always, thanks for your support!
As we get closer to reopening the building, SSIRP is offering to individuals and corporations guest room sponsorship opportunities, which are a wonderful way to support The Sherburne Inn Project as well as having your name, a loved-one’s name, or your company name permanently displayed at The Sherburne Inn. As well as being listed on our thank-you wall in the main lobby, room sponsors will be acknowledged on or above the room entry, per sponsor’s wording specifications (glass-etched transom or brass plaque, for example “The John and Jane Doe Guest Room,” “The XYZ Corporation Suite“).