This Day In History: 1938-04-03

American Legion buys old Baptist Church

Daniel Goho Post 87 of the American Legion in Dansville, New York was established on June 16, 1919 during its organizational meeting. The constitution was written and an application for a charter was signed by 39 men. This was the first post in Livingston County, NY. At that time they had no place to call home as meetings and other events were held in various building around the village. Sponsored events included high school concerts, Boys State program, Scholarships, American Legion Baseball and Boy Scouts.

In 1938 they found a home of their own when they purchased the abandoned Baptist Church at 34 Elizabeth Street for $500 owed in village taxes. After renovations done mostly by Legionnaires the new quarters was dedicated on July 18, 1938.