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Cape Vincent Village

Cape Vincent Village Hall is located at 127 East Joseph Street, Cape Vincent NY 13618; phone: 315-654-2533.

Beginnings [1]

The St. Lawrence River, which provided transportation to the densely forested area, as well as the promise of trade with established settlements nearby in Canada, was the primary determinant of the pattern of settlement. Early settlers located on the St. Lawrence River banks, and later settlers moved inland to farm.

The village of Cape Vincent has one small commercial area, parallel to the St. Lawrence River on Route 12E (Broadway). The residential area south of the commercial center is characterized by detached single family homes of various styles and periods on small lots. Despite an occasional mobile home, new building or unsympathetic alteration to an old structure, the village retains its nineteenth century pattern of development and atmosphere.

  1. John Harwood, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Cape Vincent Town and Village Multiple Resource Area, nomination document, 1985, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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