Union Block

38-42 State St., Nunda, New York

Two story, brick, commercial building


Overview Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2020



Street View 


"The Union Block is historically significant for its role in revitalizing the economic life of Nunda in the late nineteenth century. Planned and constructed in 1882-1883 by leading local citizens, its construction was intended to draw commerce and investment back to Nunda during a period of economic stagnation. The building is architecturally significant as a prominent, large-scale commercial expression of popular architectural styles of its period in Nunda, combining stylistic elements of the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles. The largely intact building also illustrates the use of traditional and modern materials and techniques to achieve the elaborate decorative effects popular in the period, including traditional stone and brick masonry, tuck pointing, masonry stained glass."

Quotation from the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form prepared by Robert T. Englert of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, December 1, 1999. A link to the document is listed below under "Sources."

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 10, 2000
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Queen Anne
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2021: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • February 13, 2021: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos
  • July 5, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett