Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

City Directories are an important and significant resources used by genealogists, academics, and many others in their research of local history. The Niagara Falls City Directories at the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Department are a popular resource used for personal history, house history, demographic research, among many other things. Published annually, city directories include a business directory, street and house directory, as well as church, state, and society directory. Often, there is also a map of the city included which helps to contextualize the city of the published year.
The Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company was the first company to generate hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls in 1882. This collection includes photographs and maps which detail the construction, use, and collapse of this historically important power station.
This collection contains photographs taken by the Northern Survey Company of Albany, NY of family houses, farms, businesses and public buildings in New York State and New England, 1878 to 1900.

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