The Rockwell Museum (Old City Hall)

(1893), 111 Cedar Street

Architectural Style: Historic Revival

The buffalo bursting out of this building is named Artemus (for "art is a must"), and is the museum's mascot. Artemus was named by a local second grader in a museum-sponsored contest. Built for $29,000, this building originally served as the city hall, fire station and jailhouse for the City of Corning. Horses were kept in the back of the building to be brought inside and harnessed to fire wagons. Corning Glass Works purchased the building for one dollar in 1980 to save it from demolition. Currently, the property is home to the world-famous Rockwell Museum. Step inside and enjoy the largest collection of western art east of the Mississippi.