Our Letchworth History Photo Album

Photo 1


Label from reverse of Stereoview


"Genesee Falls, Near Portage"
American Stereoscopic Co, Langenheim, Lloyd & Co Philadelphia

circa 1856

This view of the Middle Falls was taken before 1858. The first saw mill was built at the Middle Falls in 1824, with other mills, sheds, and a lattice bridge being added over the next 30 years. The natural beauty of the Falls (as well as the nearby trees) are just about gone! A fire in January of 1858 destroyed the largest mill. Also see Image 123 for another view of the mill.


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