Thursday, July 7, 2016

Library Park Historic District Sign

Finally a sign designating the Library Park Historic District!!! Thank you William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Ogdensburg City Recreation Department and the Ogdensburg Historic Commission. For more information about this historic district click here. ‪#‎ogdensburghistory‬ ‪#‎williamgpomeroyfoundation‬

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

McConville Building

This building, which was located at 109 Ford Street was built around 1871 on a lot owned by Charles Clark. It was sold to Louis Hasbrouck Jr. and stayed in the Hasbrouck family until 1950 when McConville Inc. purchased it. During Urban Renewal it was torn down. This photo dates from 1971. #ogdensburghistory #urbanrenewal

Friday, July 1, 2016

Ogdensburg Soldiers in the Spanish-American War

Little has been written about the role of Ogdensburg soldiers in the Spanish-American War which took place in 1898. "The Splendid Little War" has become a footnote to many, but this war showed the world that the United States was a world power to be reckoned with. Yesterday I spoke to Ms. Drusilla Howland, who's grandfather fought in the Spanish-American War as an officer in the 202nd New York Volunteers. First Lt. Joseph Howland, later Captain of the 202nd, wrote about Cuba and took many photographs. With the opening of Cuba after decades it seems apropos to feature one of his letters home and some of his photographs. #ogdensburghistory #spanishamericanwar