This blog is a member of the City Daily Photo community that originated with a blog by Eric Tenin from Paris.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

For the Birds

Friday, February 25, 2011

Snow Day

Too Much Snow in Binghamton.   
I am tired of shoveling so I decided to roll it into balls instead.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Marconi Tower

Guglielmo Marconi
Born: 1874 - Died: 1937
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Monday, February 21, 2011

Leftover Snowman

I ran into this snowman while out for a walk.  
Thought he was still pretty cute even though he had melted a bit.   
Lemons for eyes - clever.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Little Venice

One of the several "Italian" Restaurants in Binghamton.  Though there are no canals here and I am not so sure the food bears any resemblance to Venetian cuisine, it is a popular restaurant with many loyal supporters.  

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Inebriate Asylum

Building Formerly known as the The New York State Inebriate Asylum.  It was designed by Isaac G. Perry and is designed to look somewhat like a castle.   It is said to be the first institution designed and constructed to treat alcoholism as a disease. The building is now uninhabited but the Binghamton Psychiatric Hospital operates in the outlying buildings

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ice Sculpture

Even the ice was creating art outside of the Roberson Museum and Science Center

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday Afternoon Clubhouse

This is the top of the the Sherman D. Phelps Mansion that was built in 1870 for $100,000.   The  mansion was designed by Isaac G. Perry who was later the chief architect for the State Capitol Building in Albany, NY.   Sherman D. Phelps was a banker, Republican Elector for Abraham Lincoln and mayor of the City of Binghamton. The building was purchased in 1905 by the Monday Afternoon Club.  It later transferred ownership to the Phelps Mansion Foundation, but the civic organization still holds its meetings there.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DS Dickinson

           Statue of Daniel S. Dickinson who was the first President of Binghamton, NY 
and then went on to hold several other political posts.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Boot plaque along the Chenango River Promenade that commemorates the legacy of Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company known as EJ's.  It was once a leading manufacturer of shoes and boots and an early proponent of welfare capitalism.   It is said that many immigrants came to this country knowing only the phrase "Which way EJ" in the hopes of finding work in this place they had heard about.  Both of my grandfathers worked for this company that no longer exists.  We have many old empty abandoned factories that remain as reminder to what once was.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Parlor City

 Formerly the mansion of Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood B Davidge. 

Binghamton became known as the Parlor City in the late 19th Century due to it having a large number of stately mansions.