North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY c.1905


What happened to any or all those woods 🙁 It appears like they're elms. They probably dropped victim to Dutch Elm infection. Upsetting and interesting. Many Thanks! This really is what happened ...



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  • What happened to all those trees 🙁
  • It looks like they are elms. They probably fell victim to Dutch Elm Disease.
  • Interesting and upsetting. Thanks!
  • This is what happened in Detroit. Many of the old neighborhoods were lined with elm trees creating impressive canopies over the street like in this photo. Now they're pretty much all gone due to disease that took hold in the late 50s.
  • Here in Fargo we are lucky that we still have a lot of our old elms because our cold winters kill a lot of the beetles that spread the disease. Winnipeg still has lots of elms for the same reason.
  • Good to know!
  • The house on the right is #688 North Broadway. Before & After LOC original North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Detroit Publishing Co. , publisher. between 1900 and 1915 Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 in. More from me
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  • Thank you!! Fixed the typo and the link to my site should work now 🙂
  • Fantastic job. I like the contrast of nature with the brightly colored building. Are the green/yellow/purple colors realistic guesses?
  • Mostly based in reality as far as I can figure. I researched the historical society database of homes in Saratoga. This street is well known for featuring several great architectural styles. The homes are amazing. Edit for incomplete sentence. Oops
  • Beautiful! Your 'More from me' link didn't work. 🙁 Are you the same person who did main street (or equivalent) of Saratoga Springs a while back? I have never been to Saratoga Springs but that colorized picture was one of the best I have ever seen and I still remember it very vivid to this day. Edit: Found it! . Caught up with the comments below just now after searching for it. 🙂
  • I agree completely. The image done by u/mygrapefruit is indeed memorable and truly evokes a time gone by. Saratoga is a great mix of historic and modern. Its history goes back to revolutionary days, so it's pretty exciting to see all that. Maybe you'll have a chance to visit, it's a great town! And the walk up North Broadway is still gorgeous. more from me works now. Thank you!
  • My grandparents lived in Saratoga for a number of years, but always in the newer houses. I always wondered what it would have been like to visit and stay in one of the older houses there. They lived walking distance to the downtown area, so that was nice though.
  • It would be nice. Many of the homes along North Broadway are private, so seeing inside in is a bit of a challenge. Haha. Living in these older buildings is a mixed bag though. I lived a couple of years in one of the older building on Franklin Square (a couple blocks off Broadway further down nearer to the hotels). My apartment had 8 foot windows and gorgeous molding and plaster walls and wood floors. All gorgeous and charming. It also had antiquated heating units and drafts blew through the windows and frozen pipes. It was all wonderful and maddening at the same time. Unless the owners are considerate of the historic integrity, upgrading is just a wholesale removal. Which is a shame, but practical.
  • My grandparents lived right there! They lived at the Franklin Square condos, which were built in 2000. Interesting to hear the other side of it!
  • Wow. That is a coincidence. I lived in No. 2 on the 2nd floor. Those bay windows were fabulous. Incredible place, but this was before any major renovations, so a little rough. It's a perfect location.
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