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Map of Saratoga Springs and Excelsior Park

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Title

Map of Saratoga Springs and Excelsior Park

Coverage

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Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Individual

Lawrence, Henry

Creator - Organization

A.R. Lawrence & Co.

Date Depicted (Display)

1881

Date Published (Display)

1881

Caption

"Above map: 'Saratoga Springs, as a place of residence, possesses many and unusual advantages, chief among which are its PURE AND BRACING AIR and its World-renowned Health-giving Waters. Hitherto most of the visitors to Saratoga have sought its CROWDED HOTELS; but the need is felt by many of SUMMER VILLAS which will afford quiet homes during the Summer Months in this most fashionable Watering-Place. We believe that the attention of the Public has only to be called to the Lots now offered for sale in EXCELSIOR PARK to make this beautiful spot soon vie with the environs of Newport in its Villa Homes and Tasteful Cottages.'"

"Bottom of map: '...according to Act of Congress in the year 1881, of A.R. Lawrence & Co in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C.'"

"Below map: 'Excelsior Park embraces that portion of SARATOGA SPRINGS for many years known as the "VALLEY OF THE TEN SPRINGS," with the TABLE LAND delightfully situated on either side of this Valley. It lies principally from three-quarters of a mile to a mile and a quarter north-east of the center of the Village, having for its south boundary LAKE AVENUE, which leads directly from the Town Hall. It is intersected by SPRING AVENUE, which extends past nearly all the Springs of Saratoga.
There is also a beautiful Bridle Path winding through the woods, and for those who prefer to walk, a lovely Woodland Path. The cars of the Saratoga Lake Railway make frequent trips, and all regular trains stop at Excelsior Spring Station.
The celebrated EXCELSIOR SPRING, the UNION SPRING, which is also becoming a favorite, together with several other Mineral Springs of different medicinal qualities, are near the center of EXCELSIOR PARK. LOUGHBERRY LAKE, a beautiful sheet of water, with its sloping banks adorned by lofty trees, also adds its charms to this place. Another great attraction is the magnificent Woods which form a part of this Park, and which skirt the Hill and Valley for nearly half a mile between the Excelsior Spring and East Avenue. Through these woods lies a wide and shady path, which has long been a favorite with many of the visitors at Saratoga; and recently a fine Bridle Path has been opened, and the love of the picturesque will find here many SHADY RAMBLES and ROMANTIC WOODLAND VIEWS.
The more elevated portions of EXCELSIOR PARK have been divided into large and small VILLA PLOTS, many of which command fine views of the Mountains in Vermont and the Lake George Hills, while for a nearer home picture they look down upon the beautiful valley spotted with its many Mineral Fountains. All who visit Excelsior Park cannot fail to be attracted by its fine natural features and the many advantages which it offers as a place of residence.
For further Particulars, Detail Maps, Terms, etc., apply to HENRY LAWRENCE, Excelsior Spring, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.'"

Abstract (& Historical Note)

This map depicts the city plan of Saratoga Springs that is seemingly identical to the inset map on the 1871 "Map of a portion of Excelsior Park." There are noticeable differences in this updated version of downtown and the surrounding landmarks. For example, Excelsior Lake (1871) appears on the 1881 map as Loughberry Lake--as it is known today. This map acts as a compelling advertising for the housing development, known as Excelsior Park, comparing it to the villas of Newport, R.I. The map offers a thorough depiction of churches, hotels, springs, etc. in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Repository

Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

Scope

City

Type

City Plan
Tourist maps
Outline maps

Theme

Civic Life
Property and Development
Transportation
Education
Religion and Spirituality

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.)
Columbian 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 Union Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Greenridge Cemetery (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Holden House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Iconography--race track
Lake View (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Marvin House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Music Hall (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 Lake Railway (N.Y.)
Saratoga County Agricultural Fairgrounds Race Course (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--Lodging
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.)
Waverly House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Windsor Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Woodlawn Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Subject - Geographic

Adirondack Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
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 Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Hamilton Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Hathorn Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
High Rock Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Minnehaha Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Pavilion Springs (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Putnam Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Red Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Loughberry Creek (N.Y. : Creek)
Loughberry Lake (N.Y. : Lake)
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

Forbes Co.

Place of Publication

Boston

Scale

1 inch to 1,250 feet

Citation

“Map of Saratoga Springs and Excelsior Park,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/36.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:isVersionOf Item: Map of a section of Excelsior Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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