Collection Facts

Extent: 
33 items
Dates of Original: 
1855 - 1916
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Directories are of historic importance in large part because of the variety of information contained within a single volume. Organized listings of names and addresses for any time period tend to be the most popular and are immensely helpful to piece together a community or family’s history.

Scope of Collection

The Watertown City Directory collection includes directories from 1855-1916 (non-consecutive). The directories contain sections pertaining to residents, businesses, local government, and, in later years, street-by-street listings.