Mother and child on the lakeshore; St. James’ in the background; mailed 1910 and definitely of that era as St. James’ enlarged its sanctuary in 1899. Not sure what the ivy-covered humps are (tree stumps?), but this is after Thayer died and before the park belonged to the village, so I would guess they’re a sign of a park in progress.
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My thanks to the Skaneateles Historical Society.
Probably from Livingston, Williams & Hunt.
Thayer Park and St. James’ Episcopal Church (before the sanctuary was enlarged in 1899). I love the way the person tinting this postcard stopped about halfway down the eastern shoreline, as if from exhaustion. Or perhaps they were called away.
Once a guest house, now the site of the parking lot for the Presbyterian Church.
Remember how blue the skies were in the Sixties?