Canton, east of Ogdensburg, is the county seat of St. Lawrence County. Your help in identifying these photos is appreciated. All photos courtesy David Martin.

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Cleveland Cold Storage

R. E. Cleveland cold storage facility located on West Street.

Potsdam Normal

Potsdam Normal Teacher's College

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First Courthouse

The first county courthouse, destroyed by fire and replaced with current structure. Interior at right.

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Clarkson Campus

Clarkson College of Technology at right.

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Current Courthouse

Early view of the current county courthouse.

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County jail.

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Church Cornerstone

Laying the cornerstone of the Universalist Church, Canton

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State's Oldest Hotel

American House opened to public Jan. 1, 1825 and was  oldest hotel in NY State.

Fruit Stand

The G.B. Mangin fruit stand.

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Early view of Clarkson College

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Canton Park

Color view of park in Canton.

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Machine Shop

The machine shop at Clarkson College, Potsdam.

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Delta House

Near campus of St. Lawrence University.

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Alpha Epsilon House

Near campus of St. Lawrence University.

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Potsdam Main St.

Lower Main St. at Potsdam.


Aerials of part of St. Lawrence University campus.

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Potsdam Fire

1910 fire in Potsdam.

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Winter Storm

Potsdam street after 1905 winter storm.


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Clarkson Band

Band at Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam.

Library & Bridge

Benton Memorial Library, above,and new Canton bridge in 1908 images.

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Potsdam Mill

Raquette River Paper Co. mill at Potsdam.

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Canton High School

Canton's High School in 1908 photo.

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Potsdam Flood

Potsdam's Maple St. Bridge in 1910 flood photo.

Hodkins House

Left, St. Lawrence County Alms House at Canton. (Tim Como)

St. Lawrence University Proctor house, School of Agriculture and athletic field.

Sandstone quarry at Potsdam at far right, and Potsdam hotel at right.

Main Street, Canton with horse & buggy.

Unknown lodge.

Potsdam Civic Center.

St. Lawrence University grounds.

Leroy Street in Potsdam.

Canton Bridge

Market Street in Potsdam.

Potsdam hospital

County jail at Canton.

Potsdam Church.

St. Lawrence University scenes

Early image of Clarkson College (couortesy Nickki Ryan)