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A map of a number of building lots lying near the Congress [Spring] in the town of Saratoga Springs and county of Saratoga : [being] the property of the heirs of Gideon Putnam [deceased] as the same was surveyed in April 1810 by James Scott Surveyor
By G.G. Scott, Ballston
August, 1825

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Title

A map of a number of building lots lying near the Congress [Spring] in the town of Saratoga Springs and county of Saratoga : [being] the property of the heirs of Gideon Putnam [deceased] as the same was surveyed in April 1810 by James Scott Surveyor
By G.G. Scott, Ballston
August, 1825

Date

1825

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.

Language

English

Creator

Scott, James

Subject

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--Maps
Putnam, Gideon

Map Item Type Metadata

Date Depicted (Display)

1810

Date Published (Display)

1825

Abstract (& Historical Note)

The original Scott map is both foundational and influential. It inspired at least two later versions, all of them manuscript (hand-drawn): this 1825 copy, drawn by G.G. Scott, son of the original surveyor and held by Saratoga County. Since the map is cited in the 1826 charter incorporating Saratoga Springs, perhaps G.G. Scott made it to help establish the corporation line.

This map, drawn to indicate the properties belonging to Gideon Putnam, served as a document to detail the inheritance of his heirs after his death. This map is particularly damaged and several tears have compromised the readability.

Road widths are indicated in some instances.

This copy is drawn by G.G. Scott, son of the original mapmaker, It includes pencil annotations suggesting later city planners or agents consulted this original as property ownership changed and the lot was further divided.

Repository

Saratoga County Historian's Office (Saratoga County, N.Y.)

Scope

Property

Type

Aerial views
Property maps

Theme

Property and Development

Subject - Details

Bath House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Boarding House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Compass rose
Congress Bath (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Meeting House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Property
School House (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Subject - Geographic

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

Subject - Name

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

Place of Publication

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

Citation

Scott, James, “A map of a number of building lots lying near the Congress [Spring] in the town of Saratoga Springs and county of Saratoga : [being] the property of the heirs of Gideon Putnam [deceased] as the same was surveyed in April 1810 by James Scott Surveyor
By G.G. Scott, Ballston
August, 1825,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed December 14, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/6.

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