Bethel Then & Now

Greenwood Ave Then – Compare Bethel Then & Now

Greenwood Ave Then

Home to a growing cultural center, Greenwood Avenue was always well traveled. But back then it was more common to see a horse and buggy than a motor vehicle.

Greenwood Ave Now – Compare Bethel Then & Now

Greenwood Ave Now

Greenwood Avenue now is home to plenty of shops and dining. There are always people about, except now they get around by car.

Transportation Then – Compare Bethel Then & Now

Transportation Then

Back then the only way to cover long distances was by train. The trains back then, powered by steam, were slow and would take a long time to get to your destination.

Transportation Now – Compare Bethel Then & Now

Transportation Now

Today it is easy to get to New York City. Just drive or bike to the station and in about an hour and a half you are in the heart of Manhattan.

Library Then – Compare Bethel Then & Now

The Seth Seelye House / Library Then

The Seth Seelye property was given to the Town of Bethel in 1914 forever to be used as Bethel’s Free Public Library.

Library Now – Compare Bethel Then & Now

The Seth Seelye House / Library Now

It’s easy to get lost in a good book from the library. With plenty of modern additions this library has it all. The 1842 structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 29th, 1977.

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