Bergen in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
C.E. Housel Home
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 267.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1929.
Location. 43° 5.151′ N, 77° 56.541′ W. Marker is in Bergen, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street (New York State Route 19) and LeRoy Street, on the right when traveling north on Lake Street. Located in Carpenter Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergen NY 14416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Bergen (here, next to this marker); Town of Bergen (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. M. Townsend (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ward Park (approx. half a mile away); Bergen Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bergen Swamp (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bergen MuseumFounded 1843 (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergen.
Also see . . .
1. Pomeroy Foundation. (Submitted on November 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Pomeroy Foundation, Markers, and Housel. “I think of it as poetry or putting a puzzle together,” she says. “We’ve learned over the years there are certain ways to say things that get your point across.” Thus, the marker in Bergen for the C.E. Housel home, hits all the right key words: “private bank closed abruptly,” “depositors lost nearly all of their funds. C.E. Housel found guilty of fraud.” That’s a much condensed version of a story that dominated the news in 1929 and 1930, a time when banks were crashing everywhere. It ended when Charles E. Housel pleaded guilty to receiving deposits when he knew his bank was insolvent. He was fined $1,000 and given a one-year suspended sentence. (Submitted on November 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.