Old Local
Postcards of
Jefferson
County

 

BACK TO TOP OF PAGE 1864 Map
1888 Map
Adams - Adams Center - North Adams
Lorraine -Worth Mannsville - Pierrepont Manor Rodman
Sackets Harbor - Smithville Watertown

All Others

(Burrville, Dry Hill, Rutland, Richland, Denmark, Barnes Corners and more)

 

POSTCARDS OF ADAMS NY

 

Adams NY, Hotel

ABOVE: Adams NY, Hotel

The Allendale Bridge, en route from Adams NY to Lorraine NY

ABOVE: The Allendale Bridge, en route from Adams NY to Lorraine NY

West Church Street, Adams NY

ABOVE: West Church Street, Adams NY

Old Postcard of Adams NY

ABOVE: Old Postcard of Adams NY

J Sterling Morton home, South Main St, Adams

ABOVE: Birthplace of J Sterling Morton home, South Main St, Adams. Later used as the Parsonage for Adams Assembly of God, then torn down

 

Adams NY

 

ABOVE: Main St, Adams NY

Adams NY
ABOVE: Main St, Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Parade on Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Opera House Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Canning Factory Fire Adams NY

F. L. WEBSTER’S CANNING FACTORY


F. L. Webster’s canning factory, in Adams village, on Railroad street - now West Church Street - was established in July, 1889, and has a capacity of turning out 250,000 cans of goods annually. Mr. Webster makes a specialty of canning dandelion and spinach, and employs 60 hands.

Adams NY

ABOVE: Church St Adams NY

BELOW:

On May 27, 1852, the village was divided into five wards, and bylaws and regulations were adopted. These laws have been subsequently revised as the growth and interests of the village seemed to demand. The territory was also divided into three fire wards, or districts, and an appropriation of $650 was voted to purchase a fire engine. With this money the trustees purchased a "Button engine," and in 1853 Tempest fire company of 44 men was duly formed.

The Adams fire department, however, had its origin in a company formed in the village as early as 1836. A subscription fund was raised and a small crank-engine was purchased. Previous to this time there had been few serious fires in the village, but in later years, particularly in 1860 and 1866, several valuable buildings and much property were destroyed. On Dec. 15, 1860, a fire burned Saunders & Holman's machine shop, the Carter and Skinner blocks, Rosa's store and Doxtater's corner store. The conflagration of April, 1866, destroyed nearly all the business -buildings on the east side of Main street, including the Whipple block and the Whitney house.

The 1864 Map shows an Engine House located near the corner of Liberty and Main Streets.

Adams NY

ABOVE: Adams Fire Ladder Company Adams NY

BELOW:

The Adams Collegiate Institute, as originally and now known, but otherwise as the "Hungerford. Collegiate Institute," was incorporated by the regents, April 22, 1855, and was the ultimate success of several endeavors to establish a permanent school for higher education in the village.

The preliminary organization had been completed, but nothing further was done previous to 1859, when Gen. Solon D. Hungerford placed in the hands of Justus Eddy a proposition whereby he offered to deed to a board of trustees the Sidney J. Mendell hotel property, with the single reservation that in case the trustees should sell the same, the avails should be used to erect another building for an academy within one mile of the Hungerford residence.

At a public meeting held Nov. 30, 1863, the offer was accepted, and a committee was appointed to raise a fund to equip and open the school. For this purpose the sum of $10,568 was subscribed, and at a public meeting held March 4, 1804, it was resolved to apply to the regents for a charter under the name of Hungerford Collegiate Institute; which, accordingly, was accomplished.

 

ABOVE: Adams High School on Institute Street, Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Adams High School Adams NY

 

Adams NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: North Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: North Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: North Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Planing Mill Fire (O D Greene) Adams NY

 

 

ABOVE: Prospect St - Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Railroad St (West Church St) Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Railroad Street (West Church) - Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Rices Factory Building Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Snowstorm Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Snow in Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: South Park St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Training Leaving Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Adams NY

Adams NY looking from Liberty Street towards West Church

ABOVE: Adams NY looking from Liberty Street towards West Church

After the Fire: Adams NY looking from Liberty Street towards West Church

ABOVE: After the Fire: Adams NY looking from Liberty Street towards West Church

Adams NY

ABOVE: Upper Bridge - Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Upper Dam - Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: View Up the Creek - Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Route 11 South Main St Adams NY

Adams NY

ABOVE: Adams NY Railroad St (West Church St)

Adams - Ice Storm

Main Street Looking South

Planing Mill Fire

 

North Park Street

 

 

 

 

Rural Cemetery

Main Street Looking South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARY BECKSTEAD COLLECECTION OF ADAMS NY:

(some may be duplicates...)

 

 

 

 

 

BACK TO TOP OF PAGE 1864 Map
1888 Map
Adams - Adams Center - North Adams
Lorraine -Worth Mannsville - Pierrepont Manor Rodman
Sackets Harbor - Smithville Watertown

All Others

(Burrville, Dry Hill, Rutland, Richland, Denmark, Barnes Corners and more)

 

POSTCARDS OF ADAMS CENTER NY

 

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Aerial view Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: The Square Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Castle Cabins Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Center House Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: The Square Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: The Square Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Horse at fountain Adams Center NY

Adams Center NY

ABOVE: Main St Adams Center NY

 

 

 

GARY BECKSTEAD COLLECECTION OF ADAMS CENTER NY:

(some may be duplicates...)

 

BACK TO TOP OF PAGE 1864 Map
1888 Map
Adams - Adams Center - North Adams
Lorraine -Worth Mannsville - Pierrepont Manor Rodman
Sackets Harbor - Smithville Watertown

All Others

(Burrville, Dry Hill, Rutland, Richland, Denmark, Barnes Corners and more)

 

 

NORTH ADAMS - located along current North Harbor Road area

 

 

 


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