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8536 Bay Street • Sodus Point, NY 14555
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8356 Bay Street • Sodus Point, NY 14555
(315) 483-9881

Sodus Point History

In 1794, the village was the site of the first European-American settlement in Sodus town. Before the American Revolution, the area for centuries had been the territory of the Onondaga Nation.

During the War of 1812, the village was burned by a British raiding party, leaving all but one building demolished. The village was rebuilt.

Sodus Bay became an important port on Lake Ontario in the 19th Century. Sodus Point was a central shipping point for coal, which was brought by rail from Pennsylvania. An immense loading dock or trestle was built on the east side of the bay, and great ships stopped from all around the world to load up on coal as vessels moved out onto the Great Lakes. The trestle was one of the chief landmarks of Sodus Point. It was said to be some 600 feet high & extended far into the bay. Built in 1927 and while being dismantled because of decreased use of coal for power was destroyed by fire in 1971.

Later on, when the Erie Canal was built, there were plans to connect Sodus Bay to the canal, but after much debate the plan was abandoned. As the Erie Canal shifted state transportation patterns, the village’s function as a port declined.

In the later 19th century, it became a popular vacation resort, especially for people from Chicago and other cities during the summers.

The village was incorporated in 1958.

For more history of Sodus Point visit  historicsoduspoint.com   run by Bruce Farrington, Bruce has down an outstanding job of archiving historical information.

News & Notices

Zoning Board of Appeals - Legal Notice July 21, 2015

The Village of Sodus Point Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on July 21, 2015 at 7:00PM in Sodus Point Village Hall at 8356 Bay Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555 on the following applications: An area variance request by Duane Moore of 7496 South Fitzhugh Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555 to build a 6’ x 40’ privacy fence, 1’ inset from property line for privacy when zoning limits residential fence height to 4’. Adjacent property owners are: NORTH: St. Rose Catholic Church; SOUTH-Smith; EAST- St.Rose Catholic Church; WEST-Schmidt, Davies. An area variance request by John Santelli of 8299 South Shore Road, Sodus Point, NY 14555 to build a roof over existing north deck, 16’ from front property line when 25’ is required. Adjacent property owners are: NORTH- Sodus Bay; SOUTH-Village of Sodus Point; EAST-Jeffrey; WEST- Krenzer. An area variance request by Gerber Homes for 7068 Bayview Drive, Sodus Point, NY 14555 to demolish old house and rebuild new one story home 22’ from front property line when 25’ is required. Adjacent property owners are: NORTH-Seymour; SOUTH-Farrington; East- Sodus Point Golf Club; WEST-Crane, Kyle. An area variance request by Ryan Palmitesso of 7447 Irwin Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555 to build an east second story dormer style roof addition 14” from south property line when 5’ is required and a west waterfront second story 11’x 16’ deck 1.08’ from front line when 25’ is required and .2’ from side property line when 5’ is required. Adjacent property owners are: NORTH- Balcomb; SOUTH-Cucchiaria; EAST-Sodus Bay Yacht Club; WEST- Sodus Bay. Village of Sodus Point Zoning board of Appeals
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Contact Information

Sodus Point Village Hall
8356 Bay Street
Sodus Point, NY 14555
P.O. Box 159 - Sodus Point, NY 14555
Phone: (315) 483-9881
Fax:  (315) 483-0913
Code Enforcement: (315) 310-0534
Property Assessor: (315) 483-6477
Animal Control: (315) 483-6311
Sodus Court: (315) 483-6807
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