Tag: construction

Litchfield Castle in Tupper Lake

Litchfield Castle in Tupper Lake

Litchfield Castle, which was built between 1911-1913 by construction engineer Robert Craig, was owned by Edwin H. Litchfield, a wealthy landowner who bought property to turn into an animal preserve outside Tupper Lake. Litchfield was instrumental in fighting the paper companies that were damming up the Raquette River. Circa 1915. Tupper Lake, NY.

City road crew with steam equipment in Watertown

City road crew with steam equipment in Watertown

The City of Watertown highway department with a roller and steam traction motor, built by the Buffalo Steam Roller Company. September 27, 1909. Watertown, NY. Photo by C.M. Gelman. Courtesy of the Jefferson County Historical Society.

The 1989 Ice Palace in Saranac Lake

The 1989 Ice Palace in Saranac Lake

The Ice Palace was built as part of the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which drew locals and tourists alike. 1989. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Delivering construction materials for the new town hall in Saranac Lake

Delivering construction materials for the new town hall in Saranac Lake

Steel beams being delivered for the construction of the new Town Hall. Bricks are stacked behind, and barrels, possibly of rivets, line the sidewalk. From left, you can see the Paul Smiths Building, Currier Block, 16 Main Street, and Seaver A. Miller Cottage. Circa 1927. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake.