8 Chestnut Street


This house was originally part of the estate of Theodore Olmsted, who owned and lived in the house at 62 Second Street. Mr. Olmsted became associated with the Genesee Valley National Bank in 1858 and worked his way up to cashier, a position he held for many years. When Mr. Olmsted died in 1930 or 1931, he left this house to Frederick Thompson, his chauffer and gardener, who had been living here for some time. After his death in 1942, the house was sold to Andrew and Hattie Haslet. They sold it to Richard and Audrey White in 1949, who sold it to Andrew and Shirley Ryan in 1963.