The building itself was built between 1850 and 1851 by James Coolidge. 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 1970, 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. Today the Hengst family continues to serve this grand old structure, which is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Save your appetite; this charming outlier is not to be missed
Fast and friendly, never pretentious. I highly recommend a stop here.
Great Ambience. Great Menu. We love the rack of lamb, and they deliver! Great wine list & Super service too. But hey, don’t tell anyone! We still want a table!
A roadside oasis that lived up to its memory, fifteen years from our first visit