27 Prospect Street


Dr. Herbert J. Schmitz, head of the science department at the Geneseo Normal School, and his wife purchased this lot in 1888. The house was built by Totten and Champ, Geneseo contractors, and the mason work was done by Baker and McGinty. In 1911, Dr. Schmitz accepted a position at the State Normal School in Albany and sold the house to James Fraser. James Fraser was associated with Beldon and Co., an agricultural feed and supply company. Mrs. Fraser taught Algebra and Latin at the State Normal. In 1922, the local newspapers noted that “James Fraser has built a very handsome garage at his home on Prospect Street. It resembles an up-to-date bungalow.” The Frasers had two sons, one of whom was killed in the war, and a daughter who married and moved to the state of Washington. Mrs. Fraser died in 1947, and in 1967 the house was sold to Donna and Nida Sherlock by the Fraser executor. The Sherlocks sold it to Mr. and Mrs. Noonan. The house is currently operated as the Pachelbel Inn by Dominic and Melissa Friscia.