“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Heart Island, New York

Clickable Map of Jefferson County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jefferson County, NY (160) Cayuga County, NY (233) Lewis County, NY (18) Oswego County, NY (80) St. Lawrence County, NY (187)  JeffersonCounty(160) Jefferson County (160)  CayugaCounty(233) Cayuga County (233)  LewisCounty(18) Lewis County (18)  OswegoCounty(80) Oswego County (80)  St.LawrenceCounty(187) St. Lawrence County (187)
Watertown is the county seat for Jefferson County
Heart Island is in Jefferson County
      Jefferson County (160)  
      Cayuga County (233)  
      Lewis County (18)  
      Oswego County (80)  
      St. Lawrence County (187)  
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1 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Alster Tower & Peristyle
In 1895 George Boldt acquired Heart Island for the reputed sum of $20,000.00 and work on the Island began shortly thereafter. The first three projects undertaken were the design and construction of Alster Tower, the construction of a boat lagoon . . . Map (db m126692) HM
2 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Boldt Castle
Built by George C. Boldt Owner of the Waldorf-Astoria and Bellevue-Stratford Hotels ————————————————————— . . . Map (db m126629) HM
3 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Dovecote & Garden
It is believed that this structure was the first built by the Boldts while they were remodeling the original frame "cottage" on the Island in 1894. The stone tower was topped with a wooden structure designed for use as a dove house. It is said . . . Map (db m126654) HM
4 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Grand Entrance
The most desirable orientation on the island has always been toward the main channel on the Southwest side and the Village of Alexandria Bay on the United States mainland. Taking their cue from the layout of the original Hart cottage, the Boldts . . . Map (db m126693) HM
5 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Power House
Beauty and style, a Boldt trademark, were not lost on even the most utilitarian structures on Heart Island as demonstrated by the design of the Power House. This structure, located at the "foot" of the Island and built at a cost of $40,000.00, was . . . Map (db m126659) HM
6 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Swan Pond
Not many years ago the Thousand Islands, like the Adirondacks, were not considered of much value, except as a great hunting and fishing ground. In 1822 a boundary line and division of the Island Region was agreed upon between United States and . . . Map (db m126646) HM
7 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — The Seaway
The mighty St. Lawrence River was first explored by Jacques Cartier in 1535. As early as 1680 settlers were talking about building canals on the St. Lawrence River to aid navigation. It was 150 years later that the first navigational work began. . . . Map (db m126660) HM
8 New York, Jefferson County, Heart Island — Yacht House & Wellesley Island
Across the water on Wellesley Island is located the Boldt Yacht House. Mr. Boldt had several projects going on simultaneously with the construction of the castle, the Yacht House being the largest. Construction commenced in November of 1899 at a . . . Map (db m126645) HM
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Apr. 12, 2024