Town of Franklinville Public Works
  The Town of Franklinville Public Works

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Death Records 1860-1894


Early Settlers
Joseph McClure
Pardon T Jewell
Marvin Older
Delos E Lyon
Curtis Brothers
Searl and Storrs
William McNall

Park Square and Fairs
The Story
The Trial
The Wedding
Franklinville Fair

Postal History
Post Office

Hotels and Inns
Globe Hotel
Hotel Lester
Bard Hotel
Brown Eagle Hotel

Businesses and Industry
Bartholomew's Pharmacy
West Park Square Drug Store
Quality Bakery
Cutlery Industry
Dairy Industry
Firehouse Liquors
Blount Plow

Churches and Buildings
Other Churches
Methodist Episcopal
Amusement Hall
The Miners Cabin

In the Public Trust
Fire Department
Mt Prospect Cemetery
Public Works



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By 1879 the following streets officially existed:

  • East (now Chestnut)
  • Spring (now Maple)
  • West (now Elm)
  • Foundry
  • Church
  • McCluer
  • Mill
  • Jones
  • North (which would eventually be a part of NYS Route 16)
  • Farmersville (now Pine)
  • North Academy and South Academy
  • Howard (which would become Cherry)
  • Weed

Now came the problem of lighting them.

That same year N. F. Weed & Co. charged the village $40.70 for
eighteen street lamps. It was then necessary to hire a lamplighter. He
began work on November 3, 1879, lighting them at sunset and extinguising
them at sunrise, at ten cents a lamp.

By 1884 there were 61 street lamps and it was costing $129 to have
them lighted for a six months period.

And, later, the advent of electric street lighting ....

The Chronicle, week ending August 24, 1893

"The new arc electric lights were turned on for the first time last
Friday evening and have worked to perfection ever since, furnishing our
streets with brilliant lights which are unexcelled in power in any place
in the state."

The monthly cost for the 16 street lights was $83.33 .


Does anyone have a street map from this time frame that we could add here?

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