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Monday, April 10

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Wednesday, March 15

  1. page Cupertino Friary and Jefferson County Farm School edited ... {gym_from_south.JPG} Gym and Solarium. To the far right of this photo is the main entrance to …
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    {gym_from_south.JPG} Gym and Solarium. To the far right of this photo is the main entrance to the friary from Sandy Creek Valley Road. The gym was used several times a week for exercise, especially in winter months, with volleyball the main activity in the first year. The building included a "solarium" on the south side, occasionally used to house overnight visitors. In Advent a stable scene would be erected on the road side of the gym. A large barn lay west of the gym, just visible in the photo. At the entrance to the driveway was a sign that announced "CUPERTINO FRIARY - Franciscan Fathers".
    {DSC00551.JPG} Last artifacts? These images stood on the mantlepiece in the recreation room of the friary until August 26, 1958.
    For more old photos click this doc file by Gerald Kirk {cupertino photos.doc} .
    See Also
    Historic Structures in Jefferson County
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Monday, March 13

  1. 6:15 am

Thursday, March 2

  1. 11:43 am

Wednesday, February 1

Monday, January 30

  1. page Morrison Furniture Building edited The five-story Morrison Furniture block was constructed in 1905 for W.H. Vanburen, a Watertown fur…
    The five-story Morrison Furniture block was constructed in 1905 for W.H. Vanburen, a Watertown furniture dealer.
    Vanburen, a native of Antwerp, N.Y., came to Watertown in 1895 and operated a small furniture store at 104 Court St. As his business continued to expand, Vanburen changed locations, first to a store on Factory Street, then to an old church which had been built in 1828, and had in succession, served as the first home of the congregations of the present First Baptist, St Patrick's and Sacred Heart churches, as well as the Free Methodists. The old church was located also on Factory Street, near the present Morrison building.

    Situated at 230-240 Factory street, constructed entirely of hard glazed brick with heavy stone foundations placed on solid rock. All window ledges and corner stones are of high grade hand cut stones; all floors are supported by heavy steel girders. Steel ceilings throughout the entire building.
    Facing the building: Entrance to the show room at right-hand side; driveway on the left-hand side; at the rear end of the driveway is situated a five-ton electric elevator, built especially for automobile work. This elevator can be regulated to travel seventy-five feet per minute and ascends with the heaviest automobile to any desired floor without any effort. The building is absolutely fire-proof.
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    6:15 pm
  2. page Morrison Furniture Building edited The five-story Morrison Furniture block was constructed in 1905 for W.H. Vanburen, a Watertown fur…
    The five-story Morrison Furniture block was constructed in 1905 for W.H. Vanburen, a Watertown furniture dealer.
    Vanburen, a native of Antwerp, N.Y., came to Watertown in 1895 and operated a small furniture store at 104 Court St. As his business continued to expand, Vanburen changed locations, first to a store on Factory Street, then to an old church which had been built in 1828, and had in succession, served as the first home of the congregations of the present First Baptist, St Patrick's and Sacred Heart churches, as well as the Free Methodists. The old church was located also on Factory Street, near the present Morrison building.

    Situated at 230-240 Factory street, constructed entirely of hard glazed brick with heavy stone foundations placed on solid rock. All window ledges and corner stones are of high grade hand cut stones; all floors are supported by heavy steel girders. Steel ceilings throughout the entire building.
    Facing the building: Entrance to the show room at right-hand side; driveway on the left-hand side; at the rear end of the driveway is situated a five-ton electric elevator, built especially for automobile work. This elevator can be regulated to travel seventy-five feet per minute and ascends with the heaviest automobile to any desired floor without any effort. The building is absolutely fire-proof.
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    5:33 pm

Sunday, January 29

  1. page Old Watertown Street Names edited ... Wall St. Ran from Moulton Street to Front Street ... were duplicates. Academy St. and Aca…
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    Wall St.
    Ran from Moulton Street to Front Street
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    were duplicates. Academy St. and Academy Pl., Clinton St. and Clinton Ave., East Street
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    and their rejected replacements are:
    Academy Place to School Place
    Boyd Place to Burnette Place
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    8:46 pm

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