The Images of America book, Glens Falls, provides the reader
with a photographic essay on the roots of the community.
It spans the years between 1860 and 1925 when Glens Falls was
reaching its peak in economic, social, political, and cultural
growth. The pictures
show its simple beginnings with dirt streets traveled by horse and
buggy, through a time of Opera Houses, exquisite mansions, public
transportation, indoor plumbing, electricity, and public services.
It also shows the schools, churches, business, and
recreational opportunities of the time. It was a simpler time, a harder time, and a time that would
have quietly passed away if it were not for the photographs that
captured this piece of history.
It will leave the reader with a greater appreciation for this
era that has gone before us.
Gwen Palmer, Bob Bayle and Stan Malecki are all part of The
Corners Project at the Chapman Historical Museum.
They are researching the development of the city for the
museum website. Their
overwhelming appreciation for the photography collection at the
museum prompted their enthusiasm for developing this book.
Mrs. Palmer is a retired nurse from the Glens Falls Hospital
and Mr. Bayle and Mr. Malecki are retired teachers from the Glens
Falls City School District.