Black and white photo of the Bank Building before the restoration by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society

The first major preservation effort by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society was the ruinous 1834 Bank Building on the corner of Main and Broad Streets. The building needed significant structural work, as well as a complete rehabilitation of interior spaces, including the installation of all electrical, plumbing, and heating systems.

Completed in the early 1990s, the Bank Building currently houses the Sackets Harbor branch of Watertown Savings Bank and the Historical Society’s office and exhibit gallery. The successful completion of the rehabilitation of that historically and economically critical building was an inspiring example of how the re-adaptive re-use of Sackets Harbor’s buildings could revive the Village.