Ken Gottry - Cambridge NY History

During the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, the Village of Cambridge submitted a nomination form to the National Register of Historic Places. The appplication was accepted on 15-Nov-1978 as Referennce Number 78001922.

In general the district consists of properties facing on Main Street and South Union Street, plus a few properties on South Park, St. Luke's Place, and First Street

 

CoalShed

Mary Ann McMorris Bassett, CCS Class of 1962, let me borrow her copy of this catalogue so I could make a copy for my website.

FlorenceNightengale NursingSchool

In 2005 as the Woodcock family took ownership of the Mary McClellan Hospital, the Cambridge Historical Society collected memorabilia about the McClellan family from the old hospital. Here are photos as they were organizing the material into an exhibit

P9240066   P9240095

In 2005 as the Woodcock family took ownership of the Mary McClellan Hospital, the Cambridge Historical Society collected memorabilia from the old hospital. Here are photos as they were organizing the material into an exhibit

P9230020   P9230022   P9230025

Lecture series were a major form of entertainment in the late 1800s. The photo shows Ackley Hall on the south side of West Main Street where Samuel L. Clemens (better known by his pen name, Mark Twain) lectured on 13-Jan-1870 at the age of 34.

Below is a recount of his visit based on the letters he wrote to his fiancé, Olivia (Livy) Langdon. The letters were published by the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. All letters to Livy are signed “Sam’ while letters to others are signed “Mark”.

The following letter was written on 14-Jan1870 from Troy, the next stop on his lecture tour. I have interjected comments from footnotes and from our local history files using the markings “[ed:]”

 AckleyHall

Harold and Betsy Ehrenfreund ran the Owl Kill Farm in the 1960s and 1970s. The egg farm was located on Owl Kill Road between Turnpike Road and NYS Rt 22 about 4 miles south of the village. Until 1970 the farm had moved slowly toward food products with the addition of packaged whole egg and scrambled egg mix. In 1970 the emphasis shifted to manufacturing and selling a shell-less, hard-cooked egg in convenience form

 1970 OwlKillFarm Ehrenfreund