Many thanks to Small Town 360 for setting up our virtual tour! Now you can explore our entire first floor using Google street view:
Traveling Rte I86 this summer? Why not stop and take a break in Owego, exit 64, you will be amazed at all we have to offer! Antique shops, gift shops, clothing boutiques, as well as many fine restaurants and coffee shops. Don’t forget to visit us at Early Owego Antique Center, a multi-dealer shop with 95 dealers under one roof and 2 floors of shopping. We are located at 43-45 Lake St (the old J.J. Newberry’s building) in the heart of Owego’s Historic Marketplace!
Very seldom does one find such a quiet place as Brick Pond Wetland Preserve. The pond comprises 30 acres of open water surrounded by emergent plants and a wet woods. A trail, including a pontoon bridge, leads visitors around the pond. An active beaver colony is easily visible from the trails. The Pond is known as one of the best birding sites in New York State, due to its tremendous warbler population in the spring and fall. Numerous other songbird and waterfowl species are also easily observed at this site.
The wetland, of which the Brick Pond is the deeper western end, was left when the nearby Susquehanna River changed course. During the last century until the 1880’s, excavation of blue-gray clay by the Hollenbeck family was used for brickmaking. The kiln was located at the Owego village end of the present pond. When local demand for brick diminished, the kiln ceased operation and local children reclaimed the pond as an ice skating spot.
Thirty acres of the western end of this wetland, the old brickyard area, were bought by Mr. Peter B. Ellis of Owego, to preserve this section as a wildlife sanctuary for the enjoyment of wildlife and people. In 1977, Mr. Ellis donated 24 acres to Waterman Conservation Education Center and in July 1985 donated the remaining 6 acres to the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls club has since donated their acreage to Waterman Center.
THIS WEEKEND SHOP SMALL ON SATURDAY! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES BY BROWSING THE MANY QUAINT SHOPS IN DOWNTOWN OWEGO FOR THAT SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT!
Cornelia and I often receive compliments and praises for the store, but really, it is our wonderful dealer partners who make their spaces shine. It takes a lot of work to keep a booth looking fresh, offering new merchandise, with descriptive tags and realistic pricing. So, we tip our hat to those who find, identify, buy, clean and promote the fabulous array of goods you will find at the Early Owego Antique Center!
Be sure to join us for Owego’s annual “Holiday Showcase” this Saturday, Nov. 8th, Festivities begin at 10 am, Santa arrives at 11 am by Horse and Carriage. Musicians and street entertainers throughout the Village until 4. At Early Owego, we will be hosting live Holiday music and light jazz featuring Jim Meckley on Saxophone and Adrian Skarvinko on Piano. Many of our sister stores will also feature entertainment and refreshments. Visit www.owegolovesshoppers.com for all the details!
Meet Jim and Cornelia Mead, owners of Early Owego Antiques Center located in the old Newberry’s building on the corner of Main and Lake Sts. in beautiful downtown Owego. A large antique co-op with 2 floors of antiques, over 21,000 sq. ft and 90+ dealers! We have been open for a year and a half and have attracted customers from as far away as Tennessee and Texas! Stop in and check us out, we are open daily from 10-6, Fridays until 8pm, and closed on Tuesdays.