Hall of New York

Central New York

Butterfield Farm in Pompey, New York

Butterfield Farm in Pompey, New York

Butterfield Farm in Pompey, New York

Sanford Thayer

Oil on Canvas

Butterfield Farm was located two miles east of Pompey Hill. It was owned by Dr. Edward F. Butterfield of Syracuse who advertised himself as a “Clairvoyant Physician” and traveled throughout New York State. Dr. Butterfield commissioned the painting from the artist.

Butterfield Farm in Pompey, New York Artist Info:

Sanford Thayer (1820 – 1880) started his career at age 17 by painting the backs of sleighs for a wagon shop in Skaneateles. It was there he met and became a friend of artist Charles Loring Elliott. Thayer became well known for painting portraits and Adirondack landscapes.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Lackawanna Railroad Station, Syracuse, New York

Lackawanna Railroad Station, Syracuse, New York

Lackawanna Railroad Station, Syracuse, New York

Wilfred John Addison

Oil on Canvas, 1942

The station for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was built in 1877 and was demolished in 1940. The painting depicts the station shortly before its removal. A new station was built on the same site.

Lackawanna Railroad Station, Syracuse, New York Artist Info:

Wilfred John Addison (1890 – 1969) was a painter, illustrator and printmaker. He studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. He later lived in Syracuse where he served as the Art Director for Crouse Hinds Company for 21 years.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Old and New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903

Old & New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903

Old & New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903

George K. Knapp

Oil on Canvas, 1871

The Seneca Turnpike was a toll road that ran from Utica to Canandaigua. Construction began in 1800 and most of the original route is still in use today.

Old and New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903 Artist Info:

George K. Knapp (1833-1910) was a painter in the Finger Lakes are in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a bank note engraver in the 1850s and later made a reputation as a portrait painter.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Owasco Inlet

Owasco Inlet

Owasco Inlet

Florence Walker

Oil on Canvas, 1962

The Owasco Inlet is a major tributary of Owasco Lake that begins in the hamlet of Peruville and flows northward for 24 miles.

Owasco Inlet Artist Info:

Florence Walker (1883–1974) Walker was born in Moravia, NY where she spent most of her life.

On loan from the Cayuga-Owasco Lake Historical Society