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Map of a section of Excelsior Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Title

Map of a section of Excelsior Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Individual

Cramer, L.H., C.E.

Date Depicted (Display)

1873

Date Published (Display)

1873

Caption

"Caption on inset map: 'Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1873 by A.R. Lawrence & Co in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington D.C.'"

Abstract (& Historical Note)

This map depicts a section of Saratoga Springs, Excelsior Park, which was created as a housing development, and was included in a pamphlet by A. R. Lawrence advertising the development.

Excelsior Park is located to the former Excelsior Lake, now known as Loughberry Lake. The principal map depicts the land allotments as well as surrounding geographic areas. The allotments are depicted with dimensions of the lot size. Some allotments appear to have existing properties, while others are vacant, likely indicating that many estates were yet to be built at the time of surveying.

There is a pictorial representation of Excelsior Park in the top right hand corner of the principal map that appears to depict existing structures in the development.

Inset map: "Map of the village of Saratoga Springs and Excelsior Park." This map depicts the overall village of Saratoga Springs in relation to the Excelsior Park development. Major landmarks including hotels, springs, and railroad lines dot this map. It's important to compare this map with others created in the 20th century as it offers a horizontal perspective of Saratoga Springs while many later maps are vertically depicted. Knowing the geography of Saratoga Springs, we can assume that Excelsior Lake was later changed to Loughberry Lake, which currently serves as the water source for the city of Saratoga Springs.

Repository

Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

Scope

Neighborhood/District
City

Type

City Plan
Aerial views
Plat maps
Color maps

Theme

Property and Development
Environment and Conservation
Transportation

Subject - Details

Adirondack R.R. (N.Y.)
American Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Bottling house (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Broadway Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Church-- Baptist
Church-- Catholic
Church-- Methodist
Church-- Presbyterian
Clarendon Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Compass rose
Congress Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Continental Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Dr. Strong's Sanitarium (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Excelsior Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.))
Glen Mitchell (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Grand Central Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Grand Union Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Greenridge Cemetery (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Holden House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Iconography-- gazebo
Iconography--race track
Marvin House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Public works (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)-- water works, water supply
Railroad Place (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Company
Saratoga County Agricultural Fairgrounds Race Course (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Temple Grove Seminary (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Town Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
United States Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Vermont Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Washington Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Subject - Geographic

Brook Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Columbian Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Empire Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Excelsior Lake (Loughberry Lake) (N.Y. : Lake)
Excelsior Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Hamilton Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Hathorn Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
High Rock Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Loughberry Creek (N.Y. : Creek)
Minnehaha Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Pavilion Springs (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Putnam Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Red Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Seltzer Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Star Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Union Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Washington Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Publisher

Henry Seibert & Bros.

Place of Publication

N.Y.

Scale

1 inch to 200 ft
Inset map: 1 inch to 1,250 ft

Citation

“Map of a section of Excelsior Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed December 11, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/34.

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