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Fascinating Old Pictures Of Utica, NY From The Early 20th century

Utica is a city in New York state. After the Erie Canal arrived in 1825, Utica grew quickly and became a city in 1832. In the late 19th and early 20th century Utica became hub of textile industry, several other industries were also constructed including cotton, furniture manufacturing, heavy machinery and lumber. A large number of Italian, Irish, Polish and Lebanese immigrants worked in the industries. By the 1950s, Utica became a “Sin City” due to massive political corruption and organized crimes.

Here below are some old pictures of Utica, NY from the early 20th century that show streets, landmarks and everyday life.

#1 Lower Genesee Street – Utica, New York, 1905

Lower Genesee Street - Utica, New York, 1905

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#2 Erie Canal at Utica, New York, 1910

Erie Canal at Utica, New York, 1910

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#3 Summit Park at Oriskany, near Utica, 1906

Summit Park at Oriskany, near Utica, 1906

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#4 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York, circa 1910

Bleecker Street, Utica, New York, circa 1910

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#5 Genesee and Bleecker streets, Utica, New York, circa 1910

Genesee and Bleecker streets, Utica, New York, circa 1910

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#6 Erie Canal and Mohawk Valley, Utica, N.Y., 1905

Erie Canal and Mohawk Valley, Utica, N.Y., 1905

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#7 Ex-Governor Seymour’s house, Utica, New York, circa 1910

Ex-Governor Seymour's house, Utica, New York, circa 1910

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#8 St. James Hotel, Utica, New York, 1910

St. James Hotel, Utica, New York, 1910

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#9 Kanatenah Apartments, Upper Genesee Street, Utica, New York, circa 1910

Kanatenah Apartments, Upper Genesee Street, Utica, New York, circa 1910

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#10 Utica City National Bank, Genesee Street, 1905

Utica City National Bank, Genesee Street, 1905

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#11 Trucks on highway en route to Utica, New York, October 1941

Trucks on highway en route to Utica, New York, October 1941

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#12 United Commercial Travelers of America building, United Commercial Travelers of America building

United Commercial Travelers of America building, United Commercial Travelers of America building

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