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Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Village of Seneca Falls

 
 
The Village of Seneca Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. The Village of Seneca Falls Marker
This marker is identical to the one on the southern end of the bridge.
Inscription.   may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities exist between Seneca Falls and the fictional "Bedford Falls." Among these are the design of the Bridge Street bridge, the use of several place and personal names, and the village's geographical location.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsEntertainmentMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
Location. 42° 54.57′ N, 76° 48.044′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Bridge Street just south of Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Village of Seneca Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights National Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Seneca Falls (about 500 feet
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away); A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (about 500 feet away); The Great Lighthouse (about 500 feet away); The Wesleyan Chapel: 1843 to 1871 (about 500 feet away); The Wesleyan Chapel: 1871 to 1985 (about 500 feet away); The Wesleyan Chapel: 1985 to today (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
More about this marker. This is not the only place in town where this belief is commemorated. On Fall St. east of the Women's Rights Park is the Hotel Clarence (with an angel logo) and further down Fall St. past Ovid St. is the It's a Wonderful Life Museum.
 
Northern Approach to The Village of Seneca Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. Northern Approach to The Village of Seneca Falls Marker
Marker is on the left side of the bridge.
Bridge Street Bridge Restoration marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
3. Bridge Street Bridge Restoration marker
This marker is on the left side of the northern end of the bridge.
Bedford Falls Blvd. SIgn and Lamp Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
4. Bedford Falls Blvd. SIgn and Lamp Post
This is one of 4 lamp posts, 2 at each end. The northern 2 are presented here, the southern 2 are presented with The Village of Seneca Falls marker at the southern end.
George Bailey Ln. sign and lamp post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
5. George Bailey Ln. sign and lamp post
This is one of 4 lamp posts, 2 at each end. The northern 2 are presented here, the southern 2 are presented with The Village of Seneca Falls marker at the southern end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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