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A. N. Tupper's manufacturing mark on rifle barrel in Potsdam Public Museum collection.

Augustus N. Tupper

3 Elm Street

Augustus N Tupper (c.1816-1886) lived in Potsdam for the majority of his life. A prominent citizen, Tupper engaged in a wide variety of business…

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Bayside Cemetery May 2019

Bayside Cemetery

730 Co Rd 59

Featured in the Sandstone Festival in 2010 for a vault tour, the Bayside Cemetery was incorporated in 1865 and is located on the west side of the Raquette…

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Tin Type of Captain Thomas Hickey

Captain Thomas Hickey

Thomas Hickey was born in Vanleek Hill, Canada in 1839. An only son of Irish parents, he came to Potsdam early in his life and made his home here. The "…

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Fireman's Hall, corner of Main and Park Street, Potsdam, NY. In the background is the Town Hall and Opera House. The current fire station was built in the early 1900s and made of brick. The wooden building in this picture from the museum's website is not dated.

Fireman's Hall

42 Main Street, Potsdam, NY

  The Potsdam Fire Department has been "Making House Calls Since 1857" proudly protecting the residents of the Town and Village of Potsdam, New…

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Henry Knowles

Henry Knowles

48 Elm Street

Henry Knowles was admitted to the bar in 1839, after which he joined his father’s law office. In 1841, he married Jane Brush and they had six children.…

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John H. Seeley

53 Market St.

John H. Seeley (1829-1883) was born in Dekalb and moved to Potsdam in c.1852 after buying Josias Smith. He and his wife Roxana (nee Coryell) had nine…

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Presbyterian Church, on Park Street across from what is now the Civic Center. It was constructed of wood and painted white - refered to as the "The White Church"

Presbyterian Church

3 Park Street, Potsdam, NY

From Marguerite Gurley Chapman's book; "Early History of Potsdam". In 1820 the Presbyterians decided to build a white wooden church on the Gospel Lot at a…

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Thomas S. Clarkson

Thomas S. Clarkson

(1837-1894) Thomas Streatfeild Clarkson was born on November 30, 1837 in New York City. He was the fifth child of Elizabeth (Clarkson) and Thomas…

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1976 Image of Woodstock Lodge

Woodstock Lodge

8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam, NY

Address: Clarkson Hill Campus Commissioned By: Augustus Clarkson Constructed: 1827 Masonry Style: Slab and binder Architecture Style:…

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