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West Hill View of Ithaca

West Hill View of Ithaca

#2327

View of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Taken from the West Hill, 1839, 16 x 27: Printed by Daniel S. Jenkins, 136 Nassau Street, Beckman, N.Y. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by Henry Walton, Ithaca, N.Y.
Walton’s view of Ithaca is centered on the current Route 96, then the Geneva Turnpike. The lithograph shows a saw-milling operation in the foreground, across the road from the Old Stone Heap, a building that in its time was a tavern and is now a private residence. The village of Ithaca is seen in the back ground on South Hill. The steamboat Dewitt Clinton is docked on Cayuga Lake behind the tavern.
This is the rarest of the Ithaca Lithographs. It completes the trilogy of lithographic views of Ithaca and is a magnificent record of the developing village.