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Crawford Collection

Liverpool Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1880 - 1980

Liverpool is a lakeside village located in Onondaga County, just outside of Syracuse, New York. The village is named after the city of Liverpool in England. Liverpool was also a fitting name because both Liverpools became well-known for their salt production. After the salt production era came to a close, Liverpool willow baskets became the village's main export. The Syracuse Northern Railroad opened in 1871, giving Liverpool greater opportunities for trade. At the close of the nineteenth century, Liverpool also became a cigar manufacturing hub. The Oswego Canal closed its waterways... Read more

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Colonie New York Cemetery Collection

William K. Sanford Town Library

Dates of Original: c. 1700-1950

The town of Colonie is located in the Albany County, New York area and is the most populous suburb of Albany. There are a number of United States National Register of Historic Places located in Colonie, including multiple cemeteries.

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Oneida Yearbook Collection

Oneida Public Library

Dates of Original: 1926 - 2018

Oneida High School can trace its roots to the formation of a union free school district in 1882. Classes were held for many years in the elementary school on Elizabeth Street. The district's first high school building, with 10 classrooms as well as a third-floor auditorium and a basement "manual training" room, was constructed at 457 Main Street in 1903. When the new "state-of-the-art" high school at 452 Elizabeth Street opened in 1928, across the field from the old building, the old high school reverted to a junior high school. The two buildings were later... Read more

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Historic Paintings at James Prendergast Library

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System - James Prendergast Library

Dates of Original: c. 1870 - 1890

Upon the untimely death of James Prendergast in 1879, grandson of the accredited founder of Jamestown, the family started construction on what is now the James Prendergast Library. The library was constructed by Rochester architect A. J. Warner in a "Richardsonian Romanesque" style. Originally occupying a city block, the library opened its doors in 1891 with over 8,500 volumes; in 1960, the library would receive an alteration including the incorporation of offices, meeting rooms, storage space, and an Art Gallery.

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