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Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canal Town

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

 

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

 
Canal Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
1. Canal Town Marker
Inscription.  Towns sprouted along the length of the Erie Canal. Canal Street was Canastota's business district. Travelers stopped here for food and supplies or a bed for the night at a hotel or boarding house. Local farmers, merchants, and manufacturers shipped produce and other goods to larger, even international markets.

Horses and mules pulled wagons filled with barrels and crates to be loaded and unloaded at this bustling town center. Canastota's village streetscape has changed little from its early form shown in this late 19th-century photo.

(photo captions:)
boarding house 1854
grocery store 1820
harness maker's shop 1875
cabinet shop 1875
bakery 1874
Delaney House/American House Hotel 1875
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 43° 4.761′ N, 75° 45.1′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is on Canal Street (County Route 76) west of South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13), on the left
Marker detail: Fred C. Parker's Provision Store image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Fred C. Parker's Provision Store
Fred C. Parker's provision store, boatyards, and other canal-related businesses lined the opposite bank.
when traveling west. Marker is located in an interpretive plaza on the south side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peterboro Street Lift Bridge (here, next to this marker); Reuben Perkins (a few steps from this marker); Enlarging the Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Adamo (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Auto Race (about 600 feet away); Carmen Basilio (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Erie Canal in Canastota, New York
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Canal Town Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along Canal Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
3. Canal Town Marker
(wide view looking west along Canal Street)
Canal Street today (<i>west end</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
4. Canal Street today (west end)
Canal Street today (<i>center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
5. Canal Street today (center)
Canal Street today (<i>east end</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
6. Canal Street today (east end)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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