History Walk and Talk: The Byway, on 6/29, 11am

Learn about the mills and associated houses on the stretch of Fall Creek alongside The Byway.

Saturday, June 29, 11am.
Walk and Talk: The Byway.

Led by Bruce Brittain, sponsored by Historic Ithaca.

“The Byway is a former loop of Forest Home Drive along Fall Creek in the Town of Ithaca. This short stretch of road has the highest density of nineteenth century mill remnants and mill-era houses in Forest Home.”

Meet at the end of The Byway that is adjacent to the downstream bridge. No charge, but registration is encouraged.

See http://www.historicithaca.org/walk-and-talk/

Here is a map from 1866 showing Forest Home, then known as Free Hollow, with houses and mills.

Printed map showing mills and houses along Fall Creek

Map of Free Hollow from the New Topographical Atlas of Tompkins County, New York (1866)