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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Potsdam, New York

 
Clickable Map of St. Lawrence County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg St. Lawrence County, NY (161) Franklin County, NY (53) Hamilton County, NY (14) Herkimer County, NY (102) Jefferson County, NY (137) Lewis County, NY (16)  St.LawrenceCounty(161) St. Lawrence County (161)  FranklinCounty(53) Franklin County (53)  HamiltonCounty(14) Hamilton County (14)  HerkimerCounty(102) Herkimer County (102)  JeffersonCounty(137) Jefferson County (137)  LewisCounty(16) Lewis County (16)
Location of Potsdam, New York
    St. Lawrence County (161)
    Franklin County (53)
    Hamilton County (14)
    Herkimer County (102)
    Jefferson County (137)
    Lewis County (16)
 
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1New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Bayside CemeteryEstablished 1865
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a fine example of rural cemetery landscape and architecture. Visitors welcome, but enter at your own risk. Open during daylight hours. This is an active burial ground: please show respect on . . . Map (db m78824) HM
2New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — First Presbyterian Church of Dailey Ridge
First Presbyterian Church of Dailey Ridge 1853 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m88660) HM
3New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Home and Country
Home and Country Map (db m78768) WM
4New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Hosmer HallDr. Helen Hosmer 1898-
Graduate of Crane Normal School of Music - 1918 - Music Teacher of Potsdam Normal School 1922-1966 - Director of Crane Department of Music 1930-1966. Prominent choral conductor. Master Teacher·Exemplary administratorMap (db m78827) HM
5New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — In Honor of the Students and Alumni
In honor of the students and alumni of Potsdam State Teachers College who served their country in World War II and in reverent memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Nelson Brownell, Donald . . . Map (db m88557) WM
6New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — In Loving Memory
In loving memory of George W. Bonney, Frank G. Barclay, Harvey Clark, Oliver O. Emery, Howard E. Foote, Harold F. Gale, Roy D. Graves, Harold W. Griffiths, Ralph O. Hill, Charles E. McCarthy, Lawrence E. Perkins, Earl J. Santimaw, who died in the . . . Map (db m88529) WM
7New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — James McCormick1840-1921
Veteran of the Civil War, 1861-1864, Sixtieth Regiment, New York State Volunteers. Wheelwright, Carriage and Wagon Manufacturer, 1865-1900. Shop on Fall Island, Potsdam, New York Inventor of Vehicle-Spring. Patented-1887. Canoe . . . Map (db m78800) HM
8New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Kellas Hall
Kellas Hall Eliza Kellas class of 1899, 1864-1943 Katherine Kellas class of 1892, 1869-1941 Eliza became first President of Russell Sage College. Katherine became Preceptress at Potsdam Normal School and later first Dean at Russell Sage . . . Map (db m89077) HM
9New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Potsdam Fire Department Members Who Served in World War II
1941 (Potsdam Fire Department-Established 1857) 1945 In honor of the members of the Potsdam Fire Department who served in the armed forces of our country in World War II Army [seven names listed] Navy [three names listed] . . . Map (db m78981) WM
10New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Potsdam Raquette River WalkFall Island
The Industrial Center The inexpensive, reliable power provided by Potsdam's falls attracted industry to Fall Island. Water was diverted from the top of the dams into flour flumes (rectangular wooden conduits.) One flume ran down each side of . . . Map (db m78934) HM
11New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Potsdam Raquette River WalkTrinity Episcopal Church / Racket, Racquette, or Raquette?
Trinity Episcopal Church Built of Potsdam Sandstone in 1836 by the Clarkson family (cornerstone laid in 1835), this is the only local church still standing that was constructed using the slab-and-binder method. The rectory and all additions . . . Map (db m174950) HM
12New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Potsdam Raquette River WalkIce House Row/ Adirondack Tea/ River Recreation — Ives Park - The Water —
Ice House Row Until electric refrigeration became widespread in the 1930s, Potsdam villagers relied on iceboxes stocked with ice blocks cut from the river and stored under sawdust in icehouses along Water Street (now Riverside[sic . . . Map (db m174951) HM
13New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Potsdam Raquette River Walk - Hydro Site
The Flood of 1871 One Friday afternoon in May, word reached Potsdam that a reservoir dam had broken near Tupper Lake, and Fall Island was evacuated. It took 36 hours for the water to reach Potsdam. On Saturday, the water began to rise . . . Map (db m97435) HM
14New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Pulp Grinding Limestone Wheels
Pulp grinding Limestone wheels from the paper mill in Pyrites, NY; a gift to the Village of Potsdam by Greg & Kendra Walsh, May 2000.Map (db m174952) HM
15New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Raymond HallBenjamin Raymond 1774 - 1824
Founder of St. Lawrence Academy - Land Agent-Surveyor - Administrator - Community Leader - First Citizen of PotsdamMap (db m88559) HM
16New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Sandstoner ParkPotsdam Raquette River Walk
(above) These turn-of-the-century boaters are using oared craft resembling Adirondack guideboats. Note that couples usually face each other. (right) Canoeing had two surges in popularity: once in the 1900s, as shown here and again in the 1950s. . . . Map (db m174954) HM
17New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Satterlee Hall
Satterlee Hall Dr. O. Ward Satterlee 1907-1970 Director of Education 1947-1969 First Dean of Education at State University College at Potsdam Map (db m88550) HM
18New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — St. Lawrence Academy
Upon this spot was built in 1810 by Benjamin Raymond the first school house of Potsdam First session 1812 Rev. Jas. Johnson A.B. - Harvard - teacher. Here from 1816 to 1826 was ST. LAWRENCE ACADEMY Nahum Nixon A.B. - Middlebury- first . . . Map (db m78916) HM
19New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Thatcher Hall
Thatcher Hall Dr. Hervey Dexter Thatcher 1835-1925. Physician - Pharmacist Inventor-Manufacturer Owned first pasteurization plant. Invented first glass milk bottle.Map (db m88526) HM
20New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — The Clarkson-Knowles Cottagec.1835
The Clarkson-Knowles Cottage c.1835 has been placed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m78831) HM
21New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — They Live with Us in Grateful Memory of their Sacrifice
[center stone] They live with us in grateful memory of their sacrifice *World War I* [14 names listed] *World War II* [43 names listed] The citizens of the village and town of Potsdam erect this lasting symbol of our . . . Map (db m174234) WM
22New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Timerman Hall
C. Donald Timerman 1915-1945 Scientist - Collector - Naturalist Class of 1938 - Killed in action on Okinawa - May 1945Map (db m78825) WM
23New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — Town of Potsdam
One of ten towns of 1787. Bought by Clarkson family with others, 1802. Settled by Benj. Raymond, land agent, 1803. Town established 1806.Map (db m78982) HM
24New York (St. Lawrence County), Potsdam — 692 — Train Wreck
Site of Barnum and Bailey's Circus train accident on the night of August 22, 1889 while en route to Montreal. Dozens of animal casualties.Map (db m174235) HM
 
Jun. 15, 2021