Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

Map of a number of building lots & buildings near the Congress Spring in the county of Saratoga : being the property of Gideon Putnam as the same was surveyed in April 1810 per James Scott

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Title

Map of a number of building lots & buildings near the Congress Spring in the county of Saratoga : being the property of Gideon Putnam as the same was surveyed in April 1810 per James Scott

Description

Three versions of this 1810 plat, one of the earliest of Saratoga Springs, show founder Gideon Putnam’s properties shortly before his death, mapping out Saratoga Springs’ transition from rural land to urban settlement. Putnam and his wife Doanda settled in the area 1789. This 20th century copy includes sketches of original buildings.

Coverage

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Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Individual

Scott, James

Date Depicted (Display)

April 1810

Date Published (Display)

ca. 1900-1950

Caption

J. S. Mott & Son
Civil Engineers
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Abstract (& Historical Note)

Although undated, details on this larger and linen-backed version of the map suggest a twentieth-century copy. The drawings of the schoolhouse and meeting house represent buildings that did not exist in 1810; such pictorial images do not generally form a part of official plats (property maps). This map is Number 7 in the Ted Gray collection now held at the City Historian’s office, and could be the work of city engineer Samuel J. Mott or another early city planner. The Gray collection includes many redrawings of foundational Saratoga Springs maps and plans in the County records office. The maps in the collection likely served public and private surveyors and engineers.

Scope

Neighborhood/District

Type

Plat maps
Early maps
Manuscript maps
Property maps

Theme

Property and Development
Manuscript Maps

Subject - Details

High Rock Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--Maps
Property-- Saratoga Springs-- New York
Church-- Baptist
Iconography -- school
Iconography -- church
Iconography -- hotel

Subject - Geographic

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

Subject - Name

Putnam, Gideon, 1763-1812. Landowner, Developer, Entrepreneur. Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Scott, James. Mapmaker. Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

Citation

“Map of a number of building lots & buildings near the Congress Spring in the county of Saratoga : being the property of Gideon Putnam as the same was surveyed in April 1810 per James Scott,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed September 19, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/5.

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