I am spending a week in my home town of Saratoga Springs, NY and have been busy snapping photos of small historic buildings (which are quite plentiful in this area) for my reference collection. Saratoga Springs has a long and interesting history of development including the Battle of Saratoga (the turning point of the Revolutionary War) and development as a health resort, gambling center, spa and horse racing center during the later half of the 1880s. Saratoga continues to be a thriving city attracting thousands of visitors for its spas, history, intense charm, arts centers and horse racing.
The National-Register listed Congress Park is centrally located in downtown Saratoga on Broadway. It sports several mineral springs, historic sculpture and fountains, natural and manicured gardens and the historic Canfield Casino within its 17 acres. Here’s a tour of some small structures and historic features in the Park.