Buildings and Street Scenes of Auburn, NY

Cover Image:
Cayuga County Savings Bank, 1954
Cayuga County Savings Bank at the corner of State and Genesee streets, 1954 - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

Cayuga County was founded in 1799, on land split from Onondaga County. Cayuga County occupies land which is the traditional territory of the Cayuga and Seneca Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy

The city of Auburn was founded in 1793.  Originally known as Hardenbergh's Corners, the settlement was renamed Auburn in 1805 when it became the county seat. It became an incorporated village in 1815, and was chartered as a city in 1848.  

Scope of Collection

This collection contains photographs of the city of Auburn NY, featuring downtown businesses, residences, city buildings, banking institutions, and hotels. 


Special Content:

This project was supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).