Downtown Alfred, NY
Local legend claims that the village is named after medieval England's King Alfred (noted for his commitment to educating his people). Retaining much of its turn-of-the-century charm, the downtown historic district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Alfred's early terra cotta clay companies produced the roofing tile still found on many homes and barns, and inspired generations of ceramic artists and engineers at Alfred University.
To enhance the sense of community that distinguishes Alfred, the Alfred Community Coalition was created, bringing together municipal officials and representatives of both Alfred University and Alfred State College to address issues of mutual concern.
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