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Waterford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Button Park

 
 
Button Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Button Park Marker
Inscription.  

Site of the historic
Lysander Button Fire Engine Manufactory, 1850.
Builders of the famed Button Steamers and Hand-Pumpers.

 
Erected by Town of Waterford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 42° 47.261′ N, 73° 40.785′ W. Marker is in Waterford, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is along the waterfront about 100 feet NNW of the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford NY 12188, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterford (a few steps from this marker); The Waterways that Shaped a Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Parsonage of Dutch Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Issac Eddy House (about 600 feet away); Flight of Five Locks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Breastworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Urban Refuge
Button Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 21, 2006
2. Button Park Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Native American & 17th-century History of Peebles Island (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lysander Button. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Fire engine, side-stroke water pump, 1872, L. Button & Sons, Waterford, NY. Springfield Museums website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Button Fire Engine Company image. Click for full size.
via Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center, unknown
3. Button Fire Engine Company
Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center website entry
Button Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
4. Button Park Marker
Second Street Bridge to Peebles Island in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on May 16, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Dec. 7, 2022