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Clarke Family Business Papers

Hyde Hall

Dates of Original: c. 1732 - 1817

George Clarke (b.1768). A great-grandson of Lieutenant Governor George Clarke, he left England and moved to Albany, New York, in 1806 to administer his family’s American property. In 1817 he purchased 340 acres in Springfield, New York, and began the construction of Hyde Hall, which would become the center of Clarke’s extensive agricultural and industrial investments empire. Philip Hooker, the noted Albany architect, drew plans based on Clarke’s conceptual vision. The mansion and its English-style Picturesque park setting were mostly completed by the time of Clarke’s death in... Read more

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Bellmore Historical Photographs

Bellmore Historical Association at the Bellmore Memorial Library

Dates of Original: 1967-1979

The town of Bellmore, which can trace its beginnings back to 1643, was a farming and fishing town until fairly recently in its history. Known as both Newbridge and Smithville South, the town officially became Bellmore in 1900 when the post office was established. The busy Long Island Railroad station in the center of town made Bellmore a “commuter’s paradise” in the 1920s and the population began to grow significantly. In the midst of residential growth, however, there were still active farms as late as the 1960s. Bellmore is now a vibrant suburb; home to various schools, houses... Read more

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Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection

University at Buffalo - University Archives

Dates of Original: c. 1904 - 1915; c. 1968 - 1980

This collection consists of photographs of the Darwin D. Martin family of Buffalo, NY, and photographs of homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Martins: the Darwin D. Martin House Complex in Buffalo and Graycliff in Derby, NY. The Darwin D. Martin Photograph Collection forms part of the Frank Lloyd Wright/Darwin D. Martin Collection in the University Archives and Special Collections and contains Martin family papers, correspondence between Wright and Martin, and architectural drawings. The images offer a representative sample of several people and structures that helped... Read more

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Jamestown and Olean, NY, City Directories from 1875-1916

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System - James Prendergast Library

Dates of Original: 1875 - 1916

Jamestown and Olean are two cities in the Southern Tier of New York State. Jamestown is located in Chautauqua County, while Olean is in Cattaraugus County. They are both the largest cities in their respective counties.

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