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Map of Saratoga Springs

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Title

Map of Saratoga Springs

Date

1915

Language

eng

Creator

Lester, Willard

Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Organization

Lester Brothers, Real Estate

Date Depicted (Display)

1903

Date Published (Display)

1915

Caption

Statistics of Saratoga Springs --- Population in 1915, 13,348. Average elevation above tide water 350 feet. Average daily temperature, June to September, inclusive--June 67.75, July 73, August 69.5, Sept. 62. Average number of days in year when sun shines 239. Air usually above normal point of dryness. winter season cold, usually 100 days sleighing. Prevailing winds throughout the year form south to south-west nearly always light. Mineral springs with few exceptiosn owned by State of New York inc ustody of Conservation Commission. State owns 160 springs, wells and bores. Largest Reservation tract in Geyeser Park (260 acres), two miles south from Post office. In this Park is nursery of State Forestry Commission Large public Park, Casino and Gardens owned by municipality, centrally located on Broadway, contains Trasks Memorial. Daily Concerts. Holly System waterworks. Model sewage disposal plant. Paid Fire and Police Departments. Model Government Post-office Building. Two Banks, 16 Churches, Union school system of 8 Public Schools, High School and Grammar Schools. Two Public Librarie, Skidmore College, (High-class Technical School for young women), commodious Y.M.C.A Building, High-class public Hospital, several private Hospitals, Homes for childrena nd Aged Women, 3 public Bath Houses accommodating upwards of 1,000 bathers daily, in addition to the swimming pools and teh Turkish and Russian eestablishments. Complete scientific theraputical (sic) treatments of all descriptions. High-class Race Course with stabling for 2,000 horses, Golf Links, Polo Fields, public Tennis Courts. SEveral sylvan public and private parks to which thep ublic may have access. Saratoga Lake three miles east (reached by trolley). Revolutionary Battle Ground and scene of Burgoyne's Surrender on Hudson River, 12 miles east. Battle Monument at Schuylerville. Mt. McGregor where General Grant spent his last days, now site of costly Insurance Company Sanitarium (1,000 feet elevation), six miles north. Distances from Saratoga Springs,-- New York,1 82 miles; Albany, 39 miles; Troy, 32 miles; Schenectady, 22 miles; Manchester, VT., 50 miles; Pttsfield, Mass., 75 miles; Glens Falls, 22 miles; Lake Luzerne, 22 miles, (elevation 635 feet); Lake George 31 miles elevation 331 feet )(sic) Lake Champlain, 40 miles, (elevation 99 feet).

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With the Compliments of
Lester Brothers Inc., Real Estate Brokers,
377 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
(BUSINESS ESTABLISHED 1885)

Repository

Saratoga Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library

Scope

City

Type

City Plan

Theme

Property and Development
Demographics

Publisher

[Lester Brothers]

Place of Publication

[Saratoga Springs]

Physical Dimensions

17 x 22 in

Record Creation Date

4/10/2015

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Citation

Lester, Willard, “Map of Saratoga Springs,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed September 24, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/229.

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