Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

Map of Saratoga Springs Excelsior Park

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Title

Map of Saratoga Springs Excelsior Park

Map Item Type Metadata

Date Depicted (Display)

1881

Date Published (Display)

1891 ca

Abstract (& Historical Note)

This is one of three maps in Seneca Ray SToddard's travel guide, annexed to a guide to Lake George. The other maps are a view of Congress Park and a railroad map connecting Saratoga Springs to Montreal and New York City. All three fit on a single book page. None indicates an author.

In this city plan, a bullseye layered onto the street plan, in 1/4 mile increments, offers a striking visual presentation of Saratoga Springs that encourages people to know the distance between their hotels (in the center, at Church Street and Broadway) to outskirt destinations including Excelsior Park and Woodlawn Park.

Although the map is dated 1881, at least one advertisement indicates an 1891 date, so the work was published no earlier than 1891.

Repository

Library of Congress

Scope

City

Type

City Plan

Theme

Travel and Tourism

Subject - Details

Greenridge Cemetery (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Columbian Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Putnam Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Hamilton Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
High Rock Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Excelsior Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Temple Grove Seminary (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Broadway House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Church-- Presbyterian
Water Cure (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Church-- Methodist
Congregational Church (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Music Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Vermont Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
American Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Adelphi Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) -- Maps
The Arlington Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Broadway Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Ainsworth Place (Saratoga Springs, N.Y)
United States Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Home of the Good Shepherd (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Church-- Baptist
Delaware and Hudson R.R.
Delaware and Hudson Railway Company
Saratoga Lake Railway
Mt. McGregor R.R.
Seltzer Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Town Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Excelsior Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Woodlawn Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Subject - Geographic

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Loughberry Lake (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Place of Publication

Glens Falls, N.Y.

Record Creation Date

August 17, 2014

URL

Available on archive.org

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Citation

“Map of Saratoga Springs Excelsior Park,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed September 19, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/124.

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