Penn Yan and Keuka Lake

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Penn Yan and Keuka Lake share a history that is rich in architecture, industry, and tradition. Penn Yan was established in 1833 as a village on the edge of New York's Keuka Lake; the unique name was chosen because the first people to settle in the village were comprised of Yankees from New England and Pennsylvania. The town's name is just on e of the many distinctive aspects of Penn Yan and Keuka Lake's intriguing past; the town has long had a commercial district, much of which occupies the historic district today. Still standing in the historic district are many of the elegant houses that were constructed in the nineteenth century, reflecting a time when Penn Yan experimented with several architectural styles. Mills, railroads, and steam boat businesses once thrived throughout the area.
ISBN: 9780738534541
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With Penn Yan and Keuka Lake, Charles R. Mitchell has created a riveting glimpse into the area's past from the 1860's to the 1950's, a time closely linked to the era of black-and-white photography. The images have been carefully selected from the author's own collection, as well as from the Oliver House, Birkett Mills, and Keuka College. This book is a shining tribute to the people of the Penn Yan, and is sure to fascinate both residents and visitors alike.