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Detour Utica | Bagg's Square East - Where Utica Began

Detour Utica | Bagg's Square East - Where Utica Began

By Ryan Miller
Take a virtual tour of the historic Bagg’s Square district in Utica, NY. We’ve created 3 unique experiences that allow you to be immersed in the stories of how Utica began using an Interactive Google Earth view, Podcast, or Google StreetView. More info at uticadetour.com
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Bagg's Square East | Part III - Bagg's Hotel & Memorial Park
This is the final episode in a 3-episode podcast on the history of Bagg's Square, Utica NY. Let's move from Union Station to Bagg's Memorial Park - the historic site of Bagg's Hotel. We'll discover the first home of American Express, a story of how Utica actually got it's name, and take through a visual portrait of the history of the district via the giant Bagg's Square Mural project. Be sure to visit https://uticadetour.com to view our tour as you listen with an immersive Google Earth Experience or through Google StreetView.
12:49
May 21, 2020
Bagg's Square East | Part II - The Jewel of Bagg's Square
In the 2nd of our three-part tour, we focus on the jewel of Bagg's Square - also known as Union Station.  Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful train stations in the US, Union Station holds it's own amazing stories as a point of departure for thousands of soldiers during the WWII, the home of the nation's 2nd oldest functioning Barber Shop and a story surrounding some of the architectural pillars. Were they replicas inspired by Grand Central Station - or were they made FROM the same project that became Grand Central Station?  Be sure to visit https://uticadetour.com to view our tour as you listen with an immersive Google Earth Experience or through Google StreetView.
11:47
May 21, 2020
Bagg's Square East | Part I - The Fort & The Ford
This is the first episode in a 3-episode podcast on the history of Bagg's Square, Utica NY.  We'll take you to where Utica began, which was at both a ford and a fort along the Mohawk River. After the British abandon Old Fort Schuyler, we'll take you through a walking tour of the Road to Albany, the large Meat Packing District along the rail lines, and end at the jewel of Bagg's Square, Union Station where we'll pick up episode 2. Be sure to visit https://uticadetour.com to view our tour as you listen with an immersive Google Earth Experience or through Google StreetView.
07:14
May 20, 2020