Since it was first settled in the eighteenth century, Plattsburgh has offered a vibrant vision of both rural and urban life. Residents created several industries and businesses, even while establishing theaters, museums, churches, and fraternal organizations. Their efforts produced businesses as diverse as the Lozier Automobile Factory and Lee Appliance, as Albert Brown Inc., a fuel delivery service, and the National Army Store.
These pages tour Plattsburgh's residential and commercial streets, witnessing the significant changes that have occurred over time.
Local treasures, like the Plattsburgh Normal School and Clare and Carl's Restaurant, are pictured alongside municipal buildings, churches, and houses. The changes caused by the closure of Plattsburgh Air Force Base in 1995 and the exodus of business from the city's downtown area to the town's commercial district on Route 3 are particularly noted, as are the evolution of the area's schools.