Downtown Watertown

Built in 1855, after the great fire of 1849, the Lincoln Building was home to the prestigious Lincoln League. Six stories high, the building has about 60,000 square feet of mixed-use office and retail space. Recently, Doolittle and Hall, LLC purchased the building. The company is currently in the process of putting together a $13,700,000 total restoration project. Construction on the ground floor commercial space and the building façade began in June 2015.

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  • Agriculture Insurance Co.

    Agriculture Insurance Co.

    This end of Public Square is also home to a building tied to the history of the Agricultural Insurance Company,…

    Agriculture Insurance Co.

    This end of Public Square is also home to a building tied to the history of the Agricultural Insurance Company,…

  • Black River Whitewater Rafting

    Black River Whitewater Rafting

    One of the biggest thrills that downtown Watertown has to offer is whitewater rafting trips along the Black River Gorge.…

    Black River Whitewater Rafting

    One of the biggest thrills that downtown Watertown has to offer is whitewater rafting trips along the Black River Gorge.…

  • Council of the Arts

    Council of the Arts

    Dedicated to developing and promoting the arts in northern New York, the North Country Arts Council is a non-profit organization…

    Council of the Arts

    Dedicated to developing and promoting the arts in northern New York, the North Country Arts Council is a non-profit organization…

  • Downtown YMCA

    Downtown YMCA

    The Downtown facility is located in the heart of Watertown N.Y. on 119 Washington Street. This facility offers two swimming…

    Downtown YMCA

    The Downtown facility is located in the heart of Watertown N.Y. on 119 Washington Street. This facility offers two swimming…

  • Empsall's

    Empsall's

    Originally called the Rothstock, the building is now referred to as the Empsall or Brighton. It was built in 1903…

    Empsall's

    Originally called the Rothstock, the building is now referred to as the Empsall or Brighton. It was built in 1903…

  • Farmer's Market

    Farmer's Market

    Held every Wednesday from late May to early October, the farmer’s market features a wide variety of locally grown farm…

    Farmer's Market

    Held every Wednesday from late May to early October, the farmer’s market features a wide variety of locally grown farm…

  • First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church

    Home to one of Watertown’s best-known landmarks, the clock tower, the First Baptist Church dominates the eastern end of Public…

    First Baptist Church

    Home to one of Watertown’s best-known landmarks, the clock tower, the First Baptist Church dominates the eastern end of Public…

  • Flower Memorial Library

    Flower Memorial Library

    Emma Flower Taylor, daughter of Roswell P. Flower, donated the landmark Public Library named for her father. The white marble…

    Flower Memorial Library

    Emma Flower Taylor, daughter of Roswell P. Flower, donated the landmark Public Library named for her father. The white marble…

  • Flower Statue

    Flower Statue

    At the beginning of Washington Street stands the Augustus St. Gaudens Statue of Roswell P. Flower, Governor of New York…

    Flower Statue

    At the beginning of Washington Street stands the Augustus St. Gaudens Statue of Roswell P. Flower, Governor of New York…

  • Historical Society & Museum

    Historical Society & Museum

    Founded in 1886, the Jefferson County History Society preserves the history of Jefferson County including documents, books, and artifacts. The…

    Historical Society & Museum

    Founded in 1886, the Jefferson County History Society preserves the history of Jefferson County including documents, books, and artifacts. The…

  • Lincoln Building

    Lincoln Building

    Built in 1855, after the great fire of 1849, the Lincoln Building was home to the prestigious Lincoln League. Six…

    Lincoln Building

    Built in 1855, after the great fire of 1849, the Lincoln Building was home to the prestigious Lincoln League. Six…

  • Masonic Temple

    Masonic Temple

    Located on Washington Street, this 1914 structure was built during the heyday of Watertown’s Industrial Age. Access throughout the building…

    Masonic Temple

    Located on Washington Street, this 1914 structure was built during the heyday of Watertown’s Industrial Age. Access throughout the building…

  • Old Post Office (New County Court Complex)

    Old Post Office (New County Court Complex)

    Slightly to the west of Public Square is the former Post Office Building, now a part of the Jefferson County…

    Old Post Office (New County Court Complex)

    Slightly to the west of Public Square is the former Post Office Building, now a part of the Jefferson County…

  • Paddock Arcade

    Paddock Arcade

    The keystone to the Public Square area is, without a doubt, the 1850 vintage Paddock Arcade. Recognized as the oldest…

    Paddock Arcade

    The keystone to the Public Square area is, without a doubt, the 1850 vintage Paddock Arcade. Recognized as the oldest…

  • Paddock Mansion

    Paddock Mansion

    Located at 228 Washington Street, the Paddock Mansion was designed by architect John Hose, the same architect who worked on…

    Paddock Mansion

    Located at 228 Washington Street, the Paddock Mansion was designed by architect John Hose, the same architect who worked on…

  • Public Square

    Public Square

    At the center of Public Square lies the island, which was originally the village green. The park is most noted…

    Public Square

    At the center of Public Square lies the island, which was originally the village green. The park is most noted…

  • River Walks

    River Walks

    Located along the magnificent Black River are Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk, Waterworks Park, Bicentennial Park, and Marble Street Park. These parks…

    River Walks

    Located along the magnificent Black River are Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk, Waterworks Park, Bicentennial Park, and Marble Street Park. These parks…

  • Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

    Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

    Featured in the National Register of Historic Places, the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library was built in 1903 as a…

    Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

    Featured in the National Register of Historic Places, the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library was built in 1903 as a…

  • Sci-Tech Center

    Sci-Tech Center

    This hands-on science museum features exhibits for both children and adults. It provides opportunities for visitors to test their senses,…

    Sci-Tech Center

    This hands-on science museum features exhibits for both children and adults. It provides opportunities for visitors to test their senses,…

  • Slye & Burrows Building

    Slye & Burrows Building

    Also known as the Smith & Percy Building, it is located at 104-6 Washington St. The striking Art Moderne style…

    Slye & Burrows Building

    Also known as the Smith & Percy Building, it is located at 104-6 Washington St. The striking Art Moderne style…

  • State Office Building Auditorium

    State Office Building Auditorium

    Formerly the home of the Miss New York State Pageant until 2005, the Dulles State Office Building is a host…

    State Office Building Auditorium

    Formerly the home of the Miss New York State Pageant until 2005, the Dulles State Office Building is a host…

  • The Original County Courthouse

    The Original County Courthouse

    At the corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets stands the original County Courthouse. A red brick, limestone trimmed two-story structure.…

    The Original County Courthouse

    At the corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets stands the original County Courthouse. A red brick, limestone trimmed two-story structure.…

  • The Paddock Arcade

    The Paddock Arcade

    Built in 1850, the Paddock Arcade is the nation’s oldest continuously operated indoor pedestrian mall. It still functions as a…

    The Paddock Arcade

    Built in 1850, the Paddock Arcade is the nation’s oldest continuously operated indoor pedestrian mall. It still functions as a…

  • Woolworth Building

    Woolworth Building

    Arguably the most impressive building in downtown Watertown, the Woolworth Building was built in 1921 and anchors the western end…

    Woolworth Building

    Arguably the most impressive building in downtown Watertown, the Woolworth Building was built in 1921 and anchors the western end…