History of the fire hall
In 1958 the schoolhouse property was purchased by the department, located on Leon New Albion Rd, where the present fire hall/ community building is located.
In 1973 the schoolhouse was torn down and trees were cleared for construction of the present community building/ fire hall. With fireman, towns people, and Amish working together.
Today they have a new hall built in 1975 which includes a three-bay area for the vehicles’, a storage room, utility room, kitchen, meeting room, office and rest rooms plus the radio room. The hall is rented to the community for weddings, receptions, meetings, parties, etc. The fireman has had many money making functions. This building has been a great improvement to the town.
In 2020 the fire hall/ community building had some remodeling done which included a update on the bathrooms, new heating system, kitchen was redone, and the meeting room was stripped and polished.
A UNIQUE 2020 TAX BREAK WHEN YOU DONATE
Despite the uncertainty brought on by Covid19 The Leon Historical Society will continue to reach out and try to help the community and others learn about local history.
You can help the Society and reduce you taxes by taking advantage of a tax provision in the CARES Act. If you take the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return you can contribute up to $300 ($600 for married couples) to a charitable organization like Leon Historical Society and add that amount to this deduction. This will reduce your Adjusted Gross Income, consequently reducing your taxable income and your taxes.
Check with your tax advisor or the IRS (IRS.com or 1 800 829 1040) and
Checks payable to the Leon Historical Society
Leon Historical Society
7111 West Road
Conewango Valley, NY 14726
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NOTICE: While we remain closed to the public, a General Business Meeting is scheduled for September 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Church. An Election of Officers and Trustees with nominations from the floor will take place. Everyone is expected to follow all NYSDOH guidelines for health and safety such as masks and social distancing.
All Members Please plan to attend.