Images of Kingston, New York

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Images of Kingston, New York
Post Office, 500 Broadway, Kingston, New York - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

The city of Kingston, New York began as two communities: Wiltwyck, the uptown area within a stockade, and Rondout located on the creek. In 1872, the two villages were incorporated as the City of Kingston. Land located between both villages, now midtown, was selected as the site on which to build the City Hall, an Italian Gothic building that opened in 1875 and still serves as the seat of government.

Scope of Collection

The collection features Kingston buildings, city life, and street scenes photographed in the 1880-1920s from the archives of the Friends of Historic Kingston. It includes images from Kingston's unique neighborhoods, including the Stockade District, the Rondout, and Midtown.