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The Creative Destruction of Plattsburgh: From Village to City in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries — A Slide Presentation by James M. Lindgren, Emeritus Professor of History, SUNY Plattsburgh. This talk is presented by the Clinton County Historical Association — 6:30 pm, October 5, 2023 at CCHA, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh 

Examining the era’s cultural and economic scene, Lindgren explores the rapid rise of industries, the expansion of the area’s infrastructure, and the “civilizing” of the village as it became a city. These changes led to demolishing a downtown neighborhood so as to create an image of a “progressive” city.

While teaching US history at Plattsburgh State for thirty-seven years, Lindgren authored four major books on US historic preservation, as well as some seventy-five other publications. He retired from teaching in September 2021.

Free and open to the public. For more information contact: Helen Nerska, Director