Saturday, August 16, 2014

More Views Of Lower Dwight Street/Depot Hill Area

Lower Dwight Street circa early 1900s. Upper photo gives a good glimpse of the First Level canal and a horse cart that must have been the equivalent of today's tractor trailer hauling goods uptown. 

Both pictures show the William Skinner silk factory which is now the location of the Children's Museum and a billboard advertising Dexter's Mothers Bread. (Seminole Bailey Archive)

Boxcars being loaded or unloaded at the rail yard  behind Main street at Depot Hill. The train station and tenement buildings along Lyman street can be seen in the far background.  (Seminole Bailey Archive)

Another view of the "Gateway To The City" at Main & Dwight streets taken at the base of the footbridge at Depot Hill.  (Seminole Bailey Archive)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mountain Park - 1890s

Crowds gather for a performance on the outdoor stage at Mountain Park in the 1890s. You can say the park has come full circle for now it is once again a venue for outdoor concerts.

The original stage was located at the end of the old fireworks field.  The Ski Area road would be in the back of the stage and the present day stage area at the opposite end of the field.

Can you imagine how uncomfortable it must of been for those people who were dressed like that on a hot summer's day?

                  The show must be over, time to head back to the pavilion for a cold brew.