Jordan Memories welcomes you to our searchable digital image gallery and virtual museum space where we collect and showcase items related to the history of the village of Jordan, New York, such as:

These digital items may be of interest to current or former residents of Jordan, historians, genealogy researchers, and anyone else who wishes to learn more about the fascinating and unique history of the Village of Jordan, New York, and its neighboring communities.

Jordan is a charming village nestled within the scenic rolling hills of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, along the route of the original Erie Canal, and along what is today the Erie Canalway Trail and National Heritage Corridor.

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Erie Canal looking northeast from near North Main Street

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SIGN ON FRONT OF BUILDING:
Canal-Stable.
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NOTE: The Otis farm is visible in the background of this photograph. Today, the…

Construction of North Main Street bridge over Erie Canal, looking west

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NOTE:  The North Main Street bridge was a Whipple's Arch-Truss Bridge, designed by Squire Whipple of Utica, NY. The large, dark-colored structure in…

Repairing the Erie Canal berm wall, looking southwest from under the North Main Street Bridge (1898)

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SIGNS ON CENTER BUILDING:
Clothing, Furnishing, Goods, Etc.
Western Union Telegraph Office
Bakery
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NOTE: Canal repairs were…

Erie Canal looking southwest from near Hamilton Street (1907)

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NOTE: A long line of canal boats are tied up on the west edge of the village of Jordan, with mule bridges out. The large building at left is part of…

Taylor's Super Service, four corners looking northeast

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INSCRIPTION:
Dear Neighbor—
Need a repair job done on your car — we have the mechanics and equipment to make all motor repairs from cleaning spark…

J. D. Braue's Feed Storage, near railroad tracks at north edge of village

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SIGN ON SIDE OF BUILDING:
Capacity 150,000 Bushels
J. D. Braue, Inc.
Jordan, N.Y.
Braue's Mixed Feed
Alfalfa Meal
Corn & Oat
Products

Boys eating watermelon, Sperry & Rockwell Wheelbarrow Factory, Elbridge Street, looking southeast (1912)

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INSCRIPTION AROUND BORDER OF PHOTOGRAPH:
North west corner of wheelbarrow factory
[BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT]
1 Orion Marsh, 2 Stanley Marks, 3…

Nicholas Craner (left), unknown boy (right)

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NOTE: Nicholas Craner, a Jordan clothier who owned a shop on Clinton Street, had a total of 12 children, 2 with his first wife, and 10 with his…