On January 16, 2015, the Green Gate Inn in Camillus, NY caught fire and burned for 2 hours until firefighters could put it out. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is still unknown if the building can be saved but, based on the photos of the fire, it doesn’t look promising.
The Green Gate Inn dates to about 1861 when David Allen Munro (1818-1897) built the home across the street from his father’s 1841 house, which is known as the Shove Home.
When his father David Munro (1784-1866) died, David A. Munro moved into the home across the street, leaving the 1861 house to his son Isaac Hill Munro (1848-1922).
When Isaac later moved to Syracuse, his son Edwin Knapp Munro (1878-1936) took over the house and lived there until his death.
The home became the Inn when it was purchased from the Munro estate in 1939 by Bertha Carrington. It changed hands several times since, including in 1944, 1983 and 2007.
The crystal chandeliers in the dining rooms are original to the house as is the ballroom ceiling in the Munro dining room.