Cooperstown, N.Y. Burleigh
Reproduction bird's-eye view map of Cooperstown, New York, published by Lucien R. Burleigh in 1890. Cooperstown was founded by Judge William Cooper, who purchased the land in 1785. Cooper platted the properties including the village and sold all the plots within 16 days. Life in the area was unrewarding at first because it was mostly wilderness with no roads or bridges. Cooper persuaded settlers at convenient times to build local roads and bridges and established a harvest storage facility for the winter preservation of citizen's valuable supplies. Judge Cooper's son author James Fenimore Cooper also came to Cooperstown to live and work, featuring Cooperstown as a backdrop for many of his novels.
This map from 1890 includes buildings, clearly labeled street names and railroad lines.
Features numbered references to the following locations:
1. Cooper House, S. E. Crittenden, Proprietor
2. Hotel Fenimore, J. B. Brown, Proprietor
3. Ballard House, Geo. J. Vandewerker, Proprietor
4. Templeton Lodge
5. 1st National Bank of Cooperstown
6. 2nd National Bank of Cooperstown
7. O. J. Adams, Furniture Dealer, Mouldings & Picture Framing
8. B. F. Murdock & Sons, Dry Goods, Carpets and Groceries
3. Robbins & Co., Flour, Feed & Seeds
9. H. M. Hooker & Co., Hardware, Stoves & Tinware
10. S. J. W. Reynolds, Bookseller & Stationer
5. Bundy Brothers, Dry Goods & Carpets.
11. "The Otsego Republican"
12. "The Freeman's Journal"
13. "The Otsego Farmer"
14. W. H. Michaels, Meats, Vegetables, Fruits and Canned Goods.
12. Spingler & Gould, Merchant Tailors, Clothing and Hats.
15. Albany Shoe Store, E. H. Conine, Manager.
16. Central Livery and Boarding Stable, Hiram Ellsworth
17. Frederick Schneider, Bakery and Confectionery
18. C. McH. Lathrop, Cooperstown Steam Laundry and Carpet Cleaning Works. Wm. Grubey, Street Commissioner
19. Austin, Bolton & Bronner, Coal, Flour and Feed
20. Pioneer Mills
21. Planing Mill and Lumber Yard
22. Dr. J. G. Parshall, Undertaker and Dealer in Picture Frames & Mouldings
23. F. C. Parshall, Livery & Boarding Stable
24. Steamer Natty Bumppo, Capt. A. H. Watkins, Proprietor
25. G. E. Coburn, Boat Landing & Livery
26. P. P. Cooper Estate, Boat Landing & Livery
27. Christ Church, Episcopal
28. Church of the Messiah, Universalist
29. Presbyterian Church
30. Methodist Church
31. First Baptist Church
32. St. Mary's Church
33. Union Free School
34. Orphan House of the Holy Savior
35. Y. M. C. A. Building
37. Fireman's Building (Town Hall)
38. County Court House
39. Boulder erected to mark the site of Otsego Hall, the home of James Fenimore Cooper.
40. "Otsego" or "Council Rock"