Research Notes from the
Published in Cazenovia, NY
Daniel H. Weiskotten
Created February 3, 2004
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Morse & Phillips have made and
placed over their painting establishment a novel sign which reads three
different stories. One person may read "Sign Painting" another
can see "Graining & Marbling" and still another will discover
"House Painting." All these branches are executed in the best
style by Morse & Phillips. This exhibition of "dissolving
views," above alluded to, can be seen without charge from Albany
Street, at any hour of the day.
Gerrit Smith's new house in Peterboro
is nearly completed, most of the work being done by mechanics from this
village. The carpenter and joiner work by Mr. Springstead,
painting and graining by H. Van Driesen, and masonry by Dodge &
W.H. Dwinnelle is joined by Dr. J.H.
Phelps as Dwinnelle & Phelps, dentists. Phelps is formerly of
the firm of Smith & Phelps of Syracuse.
The Darling Brothers, former residents
of Cazenovia, have a new saleratus factory in Rome. They have
been in the business some 15-16 years.
A.W. Van Riper and Timothy Buel have
purchased the woolen factory of the late John Williams and will convert
it to a machine shop.
James M. Alden has been engaged during
the past winter manufacturing a great variety of cabinet ware for
Gerrit Smith, most of which is complete and fitted up in his mansion in
Blair & Nichols have formed a
co-partnership and moved their tailoring establishment to the store on
Albany Street recently vacated by Mr, Hutchinson.
Mr. Chapple has discontinued his milk business and J.B. Morse is to take his place.
Benjamin F. Chandler has moved his grocery store to the store recently occupied by B.J. Kinne.
(On April 6, 1855) W. Jerome Hough's
store was nearly burned by rats chewing on matches. The fire was
discovered by Mr. Irons, the clerk, about 10:00 pm.
Messrs. Garratt and Thomas T. Worlock
have purchased John C. Loomis' tannery in New Woodstock and his
interest in the boot and shoe store connected with the tannery.
G.H. Garratt will continue the harness business at their establishment
in this village.
The brick office at the foot of Albany
Street near the lake is to be removed and a neat and smaller edifice is
to be built on the vacant lot opposite the book store. Nelson
Prentice is to do the carpenter work and N.G. Webber the mason work.
Carriages manufactured by H.G. Paddock at the establishment of N.T. Shute.
J. Woodward will discontinue his
mercantile business about the first of May. He has conducted this
business for upwards of 20 years in this village.
Groff & Carpenter in The People's Store.
Backus & Hackley have purchased the
interest of their former partner, James Dodge, in the foundry business,
and will continue at their old establishment.
Garratt & Worlock, harnesses, trunks, etc, also boots and shoes, store in New Woodstock.
C.C. Webber, cabinet maker, over Garratt's harness shop, 2nd and 3rd stories.
Barrett & Montague have dissolved partnership, now run by Amasa Barrett one door west of Pulford & Sweetlands.
The gates at the west bridge were shut by the Canal Authorities to keep water in the lake.
About 1:00 pm (May 7, 1855) the
building used for drying doors, near the sash factory of Sage &
Co., was burned and over 300 doors were destroyed.
Van Riper & Buel have completed the
arrangement of their establishment near the East Bridge. A.W. Van
Riper has been engaged in the manufacture of Town Clocks, and specimens
of his workmanship are found in almost every part of the country and
Canada. He has been directly interested in their manufacture for
three years and the establishment in this village has made and sold
more Town and City Clocks than all similar concerns in the US.
Mr. Buel is a skillful and ingenious mechanic.
Empire Works of Van Riper & Buel,
Town and City Clocks, and all kinds of brass machinery, turning and
fitting iron, brass or wood, blacksmithing and repairing.
N.T. Shute, carriages on the west side of the Public Square.
Death of Zadock Sweetland, May 12,
1855, age 73 years. He had moved to Cazenovia from Andover CT
about 45 years ago (1810).
A sword was found on the farm of William Sherwood. It may be Indian of French manufacture.
New signs put up by D.G. Keeler and Blair & Nichols were painted by H.D. Phillips of Morse & Phillips.
M. McHale has opened a bakery two doors west of Foord’s Drug Store.
J.D. Ledyard has presented to the
Village the deed for the land vacated by the removal of his brick
office from its old location on Albany Street near the landing of the
lake. It is to be kept free of obstructions.
The Canal Board has appropriated all the water going over the dam at the Red Mill for Canal purposes.
O.W. Sage offers his house and lot on
Lincklaen Street and 200,000 feet of white pine lumber, flooring,
siding etc. with the tools and machinery of the sash factory.
M.S. Nichols is moving his machine shop
from its former location to the building on the corner of Albany Street
and the Public Square. The power for the machinery will be
furnished by a steam engine which Mr. Nichols has manufactured for that
H.L. Marsh of the Park House.
John Hearsey had liquor seized illegally.
Article on the sash factory (summarized here)
The sash factory has
been conducted by Sage & Co. for nearly four years. The first
floor is used for the manufacture of window blinds, where every portion
of the blinds is prepared exclusively by machinery. The second
floor is used for making doors, where machinery does all the work but
put them together. The doors, although made of seasoned lumber
are thoroughly kiln dried in a separate building where a latticed floor
is constructed over stoves, where the doors are placed in an upright
position for about one week. Afterwards they are finished.
On the third floor sash are made, here too the work is prepared by
machines, and all parts of the window are planed, morticed and tenoned
with great rapidity. A force pump has been constructed which is
run by the machinery of the establishment and can throw 150 gallons per
minute. The business has been greatly expanded and increased
under the management of the present proprietors. 100,000 feet of
seasoned pine lumber was purchased for the business last year.
$100.00 was donated to the Village by J.D. Ledyard for improvement of the pier and slip at the foot of Albany Street.
G.W. Carpenter has disposed of his
interest in the “People’s Store” to Eli A. Spear of New York, who will
continue with Groff as Groff & Spear. Mr. Carpenter is to
move to Syracuse.
Backus & Hackley will commence
operations at their foundry in a day or two. The have fitted up a
steam engine to carry on their business.
John Hearsey has obtained a license to sell liquor for medicinal and mechanical purposes.
M. Parmelee & Son have purchased
the building now occupied by James M. Alden as a cabinet shop and will
fit it up as a grocery store. Mr. Alden will move to Syracuse.
John H. Little may be found at the blacksmith shop connected with the carriage establishment formerly conducted by N.T. Shute.
Hiram Brown may be found at N.T.
Shute’s former shop, where he is ready to execute job work, in the way
of repairing or manufacturing.
A new plow has been invented by J. Chubbock.
Article on Town Clocks (summarized here)
Town Clocks are
manufactured by Van Riper & Buel, and they make several sizes of
new and original designs.. Mr. Van Riper has been engaged in
making Town Clocks for several years. The [gear arrangement] he
uses was done by [Orlando] Blanchard, well known author of “Blanchard’s
W.J. Hough, dry goods at the “Regulator.”
We are pleased to learn that W.J. Hough
is about to fit up a large and commodious hall over his store, suitable
for public meetings, lectures, concerts, etc. The want of such a
convenience has long been felt in this village and we are glad that Mr.
Hough has consented to supply it, while, at the same time, we cannot
doubt that it will prove to be a profitable undertaking.
Premiums at the Cazenovia Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Fair:
- Best Cutter S.E. Morse of New Woodstock
- Best Carriage S.E. Morse of New Woodstock
- Best Buggy Nathan Soult
- Best Two Horse Lumber Wagon Nathan Soult
- Best Market Wagon Nathan Soult
- Best Plow J.W. Chubbock
- Best Fanning Mill A.S. Bissell
- Best Parlor Stove Brown & Perkins
- Best Cook Stove Brown & Perkins
- Best Iron Casting Backus & Hackley
- Best Town Clocks Van Riper & Buel
- Best Oak Firkin R.H. Ellis
- Second Best Firkin James Rouse
- Best Wagon Hubs O. Chandler
- Best Barley Fork S. Hesler
- Best Farm Harness Garratts & Worlock
- Best Carriage Harness Garratts & Worlock
- Best Leather Trunk Garratts & Worlock
- Best Single Harness S. Thomas Jr.
Dissolution of Morse & Phillips, to
be continued by George Morse. H.D. Phillips continues graining
and sign and fancy painting.
C. Newton and O.C. Slocum have joined
partnership for the manufacture and sale of flooring, siding, ceiling,
etc. Their lumberyard is at the Empire Machine Shop. They
have purchased an entire lot of lumber of Sage & Co. and moved it
to the village and will furnish pine flooring, siding, ceilings, etc.,
planed and matched. Also job work such as sawing, planing and
matching for builders, carpenter and others. They have also
purchased part of the machinery used in the sash factory at Ferndell.
Death of Joseph Greenland, age 49
years, of Greenland Williams & Co. When Mr. Greenland entered
the upper room of his currier shop in the rear of his store he fell
through a trap door to the lower floor, about seven feet. He had
been in business in this village for more than 20 years. The
stores were closed during the funeral.
M. Parmelee & Son’s grocery store has been moved to the building two doors west of the post office.
A clock made by Van Riper & Buel
has been placed in the tower of a college in Greencastle, (IN).
It is “a work of admirable ingenuity, and beautiful workmanship in
action. It is the invention of Mr. Van Riper, and it is the
finest specimen yet put in operation.”
Williams and Wormuth, partners in the
late firm of Greenland, Williams & Co., will continue the shoe and
leather business. Andrew Dardis has purchased an interest in the
boot and shoe business of the concern.
Hough’s New Hall to be dedicated.
Disturbance near Carroll’s Grocery, a
low grocery kept on the corner of Albany and Farnham Streets by an
Irishman named Thomas Carroll, where too many of his countrymen take
too much bad liquor. The neighbors hope that the shop may be shut
up. Another such establishment is about to be opened in a cellar
on Albany Street.
Miss Mary A. Smith opens a Select School in the Eddy Block near the Presbyterian Church.
12/12/1855 S.H. Gillson, proprietor of the Cazenovia House.
Accident at the foundry of Backus &
Hackley. James Dodge was painfully burned but escaped without
dangerous injury. When regulating the engines used in the foundry
a pipe which conducts the steam from the boiler burst, with such force
it knocked him down.
A clock by Van Riper & Buell is on display at the Mechanics Fair in Syracuse.
A serious row at the
“new grocery” recently opened on Albany Street. “The groggery is
kept open for the special benefit of two individuals - the keeper and
the person who owns the cellar.”