Type of Work: Construction

Robert Service doing maintenance on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service doing maintenance on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service working on the Thousand Islands Bridge. He and another worker, Donny Sanford, went up and took off the old aviation lights to install LED lights, lowering the old lights down on a pulley. 1988. Near the Thousand Islands, NY. Courtesy of Robert Service. Service graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1969, and went […]

Changing the lights on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Changing the lights on the Thousand Islands Bridge

Robert Service working on the Thousand Islands Bridge. He and another worker, Donny Sanford, went up and took off the old aviation lights to install LED lights, lowering the old lights down on a pulley. Service was the director of maintenance & construction and bridge operations. Summer of 1988. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Robert […]

Working on Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay

Brad Cosman did a lot of work on Boldt Castle in the 1980s and ’90s, working for a contractor and doing his own projects. He spent about a year and a half retiling roofs and doing terra cotta masonry. He had to make pieces out of concrete to replace the old tiles. Listen to Cosman’s […]

Doing renovation work in Alexandria Bay

Doing renovation work in Alexandria Bay

Elliot “Manny” Slate was born in Alexandria Bay in 1929. His father worked at  Boldt Castle doing renovation work since he was 16 years old. Manny learned to follow in his father’s footsteps and eventually started working there as well. Listen to Slate’s story here!

Worker at the Potsdam Depot site in Potsdam NY

Worker at the Potsdam Depot site in Potsdam NY

Tuxill engineering company worker walking outside of the Potsdam Depot. In 1980 the Potsdam Depot, now Mama Lucia’s, was moved to make way for the new bypass highway around downtown, to ease congestion of traffic. Potsdam NY. 1980. Photo courtesy of the Potsdam Public Museum.

Moving Workers posed outside of the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam NY

Moving Workers posed outside of the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam NY

Two of the moving company workers stand outside the Potsdam Depot. In 1980 the Potsdam Depot, now Mama Lucia’s, was moved to make way for the new bypass highway around downtown, to ease congestion of traffic. Potsdam NY. 1980. Photo courtesy of the Potsdam Public Museum.

Preparing to Move the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam NY

Preparing to Move the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam NY

Photo of workers standing by machinery that would be used to lift the Potsdam Depot from the ground up. In 1980 the Potsdam Depot, now Mama Lucia’s, was moved to make way for the new bypass highway around downtown, to ease congestion of traffic. Potsdam NY. 1980. Photo courtesy of the Potsdam Public Museum.

Moving Company outside the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam NY

Moving Company outside the Potsdam Depot in Potsdam NY

Workers outside the Potsdam Depot prepare to hoist up the building for the move to a different location. In 1980 the Potsdam Depot, now Mama Lucia’s, was moved to make way for the new bypass highway around downtown, to ease congestion of traffic. Potsdam NY. 1980. Photo courtesy of the Potsdam Public Museum.

Highway Construction Prep in Potsdam NY

Highway Construction Prep in Potsdam NY

A Bulldozer is used to flatten the ground for the construction of the highway bypass after the Potsdam Depot was moved. 1980. Photo courtesy of the Potsdam Public Museum.