Every Monday we share a vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Do you recognized this older view of Main Street in Essex, New York?
Here are some thoughts from the community about the photo:
Rich Warner: The Adirondack…
Jeremy Estus: The Essex Inn Looks Great.
Chris Oliver: Looking northward up Main Street at the Essex Inn. The trees are impressive. The telephone pole… not so much.
Mary Wade: Well I remember the porch on the brick house,was occupied by the McDougal and the Bayless and Dr. Fine family. Most of the main st. buildings had porches back in the 30’s and 40’s. I miss the porches!!!!!
On the left with the grand, white columns is the Essex Inn. The lower railings were not added to the historic inn until the 1900s at some point, so we know that this photo dates to the 20th century. When do you think it was taken?
As the others noted above, the trees lining Main Street are abundant and what we can see of the buildings looks like they have fine porches, some of which have been removed today. What other changes do you notice between then and how this scene would appear today?
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [at] essexonlakechamplain [dot] com.
- Vintage Postcard: Gem of the Lake (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Split Rock Lighthouse (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Inside the Old Dock Tavern (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Old Photo: Essex Parade (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Sherwood Inn Remembered (rosslynredux.com)