Monday, March 15, 2010
On this site on the northeast corner of Washington Street and Genesee Street a home was built for Robert Dill in 1809. Called Mount Home, the house and acreage upon Dill’s death in 1813 was sold to Abijah Fitch. Fitch turned the property over to the Auburn Female Seminary.
Auburn Female Seminary, a private school, was the first in Auburn to provide secondary education for young ladies. From its beginning there were never less than 140 pupils each term. The facility was destroyed by fire in September 1849.
On the site of the former Auburn Female Seminary, a home was built for Nelson Fitch.
Today 201 Genesee Street is used by insurance offices.