Syracuse, New York

July 2000

I’m sorry I haven’t written sooner but it is taking me a while to adjust to life here. And yet it is still moving by so quickly. I have also been drinking coffee, but not every day. I am working on writing my proposal for research right now. I think that I can enjoy being here. My research is going to be all inside, which I knew but it is still hard! And yet the project is very worth doing. NY so far reminds me of Minnesota, except with more hills.

Much love, Allie

The old homestead showing signs of times and neglect. Photo by Andy Payson

Ithaca, New York

Marble Altars
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Ithaca, New York
Rev. William Byrne, Pastor
High Altar – gift of Mary E. Collins
Side Alters Donated by Mr and Mrs Frank Speno, Sr
Three Altars Consecrated June 9, 1938
by Most Rev. James E Kearney, DD

Balch Hall — one of three residence halls for women at Cornell University.

Finger Lakes, New York

Hector Falls is one of the may picturesque falls in the Finger Lakes Country of Western New York. It is just north of Watkins Glen on the Sullivan Trail. Its waters once furnished power for pioneer flouring and grist mills.

Whispering Galls, Watkins Glen N.Y.

Central Cascade. This is the half-way point between the entrance of the Glen and the railroad bridge. Here on the south bank is one of the highest cliffs in the Glen. Each year, the Glen Gorge is visited by thousands of persons. Watkins Glen is one of the oldest Public Parks in America.

New York 1939

Railroad Exhibit Building, New York World’s Fair 1939

The entrance to the railroad exhibit at the New York World’s Fair 1939 appears very much like a glorified and modernistic roundhouse for locomotives.The Rotunda above contains 25,000 square feet of floor space leading to a circular theme hall 180 feet in diameter surmounted by a dome approximately eight stories in height. Sponsored by the Eastern Presidents Conference of the railroads, the exhibit includes a building nearly a quarter of a mile long, an outdoor exposition including nearly a mile of track, a colorful pageant telling the history of American railroads and the largest working miniature railroad ever constructed. The building contains 110,000 square feet of floor space and is the largest at the Fair.

The Electrical Products Building, New York World’s Fair 1939

The Electrical Products Building, New York World’s Fair is a rainbow of colors glowing across the World of Tomorrow. The Electrical Building is in the “Blue Sector” with a mural hint of ‘Wonders’ displayed behind its portals. The oddly shaped pylon at the left is an outstanding feature of the building. Architects: Walker and Gillette.

Hall of Pharmacy, New York World’s Fair 1939

The Hall of Pharmacy at the New York World’s Fair 1939 shown in the center of this photograph, which has been taken over by contract by The Show Globe, Inc., presents the entire story of research, development, manufacture and distribution of drugs and pharmaceutical products. The building, built by the Fair Corporation, occupies one of the most prominent sites in the Exposition grounds, being close to the Theme Center, the 200 foot Perisphere and 700 foot Trylon, partly shown at the extreme left of the photograph. Architects: Pleasants Pennington, G. Lyman Paine, Jr. and I. Woodner-Silverman.

The 1939 New York World’s Fair took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York. Many countries participated and over 44 million people attended over two seasons. It was based on the future with an emphasis on the ‘world of tomorrow’.

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