Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In the neighborhood behind these factories in modest homes on tree-lined streets, bread bakes and the next meal simmers on hot cast-iron wood stoves, laboriously hand-washed laundry flutters on clotheslines, and dirt tracked in from muddy unpaved roads is scrubbed away.
Until 1914, the flats were home both to industry and to many of the Irish and Italian immigrants whose labor helped build Seneca Falls.
That year, construction of the New York State Barge Canal required the demolition or relocation of 116 industrial buildings and 60 homes. The flats were then flooded to create the canal and Van Cleef Lake. Despite its size and complexity, the New York State Barge Canal failed to recapture much of the state's shipping trade. Shippers preferred railroads and
Location. 42° 54.528′ N, 76° 47.716′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on East Bayard Street just east of Ovid 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. In Memory of Norman J. Gould (within shouting distance of this marker); When Anthony Met Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); "Passage" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suffrage Park (about 700 feet away); Van Cleef Lake (about 700 feet away); Amelia Bloomer (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Historic Business District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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 299 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.