St. Patrick’s Day: Historic Ads and Buildings

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d share some finds from local sources on NYS Historic Newspapers related to St. Patrick’s Day! The following is a poem that was printed in Ogdensburg’s The Daily Journal on March 17, 1869. The poem and advertisement were found just by searching, “saint patrick’s day” for…

Cupolas!?! What is this Jargon!?!?!

I realized the other day it’s been months since we’ve talked about architectural jargon! So guess what we’re looking at today. Some jargon found frequently in preservation talk. Today is being brought to us by the word….druuuummmm roooolllllll pleeeessseeee….. Cupola! Though, you might have already guessed that though based on this post’s title.  So anyways,…

The Old Military Turnpike

The Military Turnpike is one of the main roads to and from Plattsburgh, New York when traveling east- west across Northern New York. The road is long, winding, and dangerous. There have been numerous accidents on the road throughout its history. At the same time though, the road has a couple of interesting and historical…