Archives & Headquarters

The Morgan Hose Building or the “Bee-Hive”, as it was called, was built in 1830. It first was a home to Simeon Lyon, and then a rooming house that survived the fire of 1890. 

The Morgan Hook and Ladder Company acquired the building in 1891, added the tower for drying fire hoses, and the bell, and used it as a firehouse. The basement was used as a jail. 

The Historical Society undertook a major structural repair project in the 1990s. The building is on the 'Register of Historic Places' and it now serves as headquarters for the Naples Historical Society, Archive and House Museum.

The archival collections include material relating to the community and families of Naples and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in visiting the archives we are open by appointment. Please make arrangements with Blanche Warner at :

warnerb609@gmail.com