Today’s vintage throw-back Thursday photo shows the intersection of Court Street and Chenango Street as they would have appeared around 1905 from the perspective of courthouse square. The Binghamton Press building, built 1904, can be seen in the background and the Broome County Soldiers & Sailors Monument, erected 1888, dominates the foreground. A local firm designed the 49-foot granite monument and renowned architect Isaac Perry was a consultant on the project. In the decades following the Civil War similar types of moments were constructed in towns and cities across the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania. Learn more about the monument here.
Photograph Credit: Library of Congress.