Created By: Students of Tc3
Photographed in 1908.
Located at the insection of State Street and the Ithaca Commons was the original site of a popular grocery store established in 1869. Various businesses expanded into the surrounding buildings in 1904; this included the Lehigh Valley Railroad ticket office, the Postal Telegraph Cable Company, and the Burns Brother’s blacksmith shop. Some of the buildings have since been ravaged by fires and rebuilt many times. This was also close to the location of the famed Strand Theater which featured some incredible stage performances including the talents of Clare Booth, Orson Wells, and Catherine Hepburn. Tragically, the theater was demolished in 1993 to make way for a parking lot.
This point of interest is part of the tour: History Hike