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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.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. The Village of Seneca Falls Marker
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.
 
Location. 42° 54.552′ N, 76° 48.049′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Bridge Street 0.1 miles north of West Bayard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
 
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 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (about 600 feet away); The Great Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); The Historic Business District (about 600 feet away); Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Southern approach to The Village of Seneca Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. Southern approach to The Village of Seneca Falls Marker
Marker is on left side of the bridge.
(about 600 feet away); First Convention For Woman’s Rights (about 600 feet away); First Woman’s Rights Convention (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
More about this marker. There are two of these markers, one on each side of the bridge.
 
Regarding The Village of Seneca Falls. 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 (and their logo is an angel). Further down Fall St., past Ovid St. is the It's a Wonderful Life Museum.
 
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Anthony J. Casamassima Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
3. Anthony J. Casamassima Marker
This marker is on the right side of this end of the bridge.
Clarence Street Lamp Post image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
4. Clarence Street Lamp Post
There are 4 of these, 2 at each end of the bridge. The southern 2 are presented here. The northern 2 are presented with the other Village of Seneca Falls marker.
Angel Ave Street Lamp Post image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
5. Angel Ave Street Lamp Post
There are 4 of these, 2 at each end of the bridge. The southern 2 are presented here. The northern 2 are presented with the other Village of Seneca Falls marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 32 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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