Upstate New York has a knack of recycling their old buildings.  Here is an amazing list of 15 places that have seen new life after they served their original purposes and then "retired."  You will see here a dazzling 1940s Art Deco Chevrolet dealership showroom that has magically been transformed into one of Rochester's most popular coffee houses.  You will find a little red caboose, out of use for decades, that has found a new life as an overnight Airbnb suite in a popular Catskills ski resort village.  A steamship coal tower now is a scenic riverside restaurant just north of Niagara Falls.  A 100-year old firehouse now sells books and ales, a church is a trendy restaurant, a dilapidated auto body shop is now the Taco Garage, a dairy barn is a popular Mexican eatery, a crude oil pumping station is a live entertainment venue, and a cigar manufacturing factory is now an elegant Roaring 20s speakeasy in Binghamton!  All of them did a great job at repurposing the "old into the new."

15 Old Upstate Public Buildings That Have Been Magically Transformed

There are many old pubic buildings in Upstate New York that, after they served their original purposes, have been magically transformed for newer uses. An old train caboose is now an Airbnb overnight suite. A steamship coal tower is now a scenic restaurant. An early vintage firehouse is now a popular bar and book shop in the Hudson Valley. A 1940s Chevrolet car dealership showroom is a popular Rochester coffee shop. Take a look at some of these magical transformations! It just goes to show you that everything old (can be) is new again!

10 Of the Best & Beautiful Afternoon Drives in Upstate New York

Hop in the car, and take a drive on any of these stretches of road. You're going to do a lot of pulling over to snap a picture!