The Painted Post Depot

Benjamin Patterson Inn, Corning NY

Experience the History of Painted Post and Erwin in the restored Painted Post Depot. Located at 277 Steuben Street in Painted Post, New York, the Painted Post-Erwin Museum interprets the history of the Village of Painted Post and the Town of Erwin through exhibits and programs. 

Note the exhibit honoring former Painted Post native and Chairman of IBM, Thomas J. Watson.

The Painted Post Depot was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. It provided passenger and freight service in the Southern Tier. The pre-fabricated building was delivered on rail and erected on its current site in Painted Post in 1881-1882. The depot was used by the railroad until 1954. In 1991, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has served as the Painted Post branch of the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society since 2000.