Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gateway feature, inspired by local architectural landmarks, history, and the natural environment, employs locally-sourced bluestone boulders to represent the iconic flat-top hills that surround the city of Elmira. The boulders are carefully placed to frame distinctive city views and architecture.
Stepped stone paving between the boulders represents the bed of the nearby Chemung River.
Sculptures of predatory birds refer to eagles - mascot of Elmira College; and ospreys - local favorites that nest along the Chemung River.
Decorative pavement commemorates the former red brick paved streetscape, with remnants of the original pavement preserved nearby along with the city's historic train station.
In this 1858 [background] photo, the famous 'Paddy's Pig' roams freely on Lake Street, Elmira
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Environment • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 42° 5.578′ N, 76° 48.597′ W. Marker is in ElmiraTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Patricks Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Second Street Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Brief History of the Elmira Popcorn Truck (approx. ¼ mile away); Chemung County World War II Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); AFL-CIO Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Medal of Honor Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Chemung County World War I Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Chemung County Korea and Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Also see . . . About the Town of Elmira NY. (Submitted on May 4, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.