Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

Map of a portion of former Marvin Estate situated on South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Title

Map of a portion of former Marvin Estate situated on South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Individual

Mott, Samuel J., C.E.
Chandler, Harry A.

Creator - Organization

Jere. Johnson Jr. Co. Real Estate Auctioneers Since 1866

Date Depicted (Display)

July 1926

Date Published (Display)

1926

Caption

"Verso: 'Auction Sale, Saturday Night, August 14th at Convention Hall, 7:30 P.M. Rain or Shine'

Clipping from Syracuse Journal (Tuesday, February 9, 1926): "Booming Saratoga"
Clipping from Albany Evening News (Thursday, April 29): "Saratoga's Healing Waters Superior to All Others, Aver Two European Authorities"
Clipping from The Saratogian (Wednesday, April 21, 1926): "Bath House Bill Signed in Albany"

Abstract (& Historical Note)

Mapping clearly ran in the Mott family. Jesse’s son Samuel J. Mott was village and city engineer and mapmaker from the late nineteenth century until his 1942 death. In addition, Samuel undertook several private commissions, including Mott this plat for a prospectus (similar to those of the previous century) to sell Marvin family property.

By the 1920s, Saratoga Springs development was moving southward, or at least, developers hoped it would. The brochure boasted of a city “renaissance… dating from 1909, [when New York State] established the Saratoga Springs Reservation [Spa State Park].” Under state management, the springs were once again making the city the “mecca of spas” and, boosters hoped, providing a “foundation …[for ] an all year Saratoga….where people may live, work and play twelve months in the year.”

Harry A. Chandler’s pictorial map (reverse) recalls and updates the 1888 Burleigh map to guide the imagination, with photographs, towards a boom period that auctioneers predicted for coming years. Looking at the empty land across the street from the Avenue of Pines today, however, suggests that potential purchasers were unconvinced.

Repository

The City Archives (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Scope

Property

Type

Bird's-eye views
Property maps
Pictorial maps
Plat maps

Theme

Property and Development

Subject - Details

Compass rose
Lincoln Baths (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
N.Y. State Reservation (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Washington Baths (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Subject - Geographic

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

Subject - Name

Marvin, J.M. Owner United States Hotel.

Record Creation Date

6/18/14
3/28/15

Citation

“Map of a portion of former Marvin Estate situated on South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed October 17, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/61.

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