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Title

Edith Van Dorn Luce

Subject

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Saratoga County (N.Y.)
Luce, Edith Van Dorn

Description

Edith Van Dorn Luce, in this interview with Mary Ann Cardillo Fitzgerald, discusses growing up on the west side of Saratoga Springs. She remembers school, weddings, work, and restaurants.

Creator

Luce, Edith Van Dorn

Source

Saratoga Springs Office of the City Historian

Publisher

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Date

1999-05-10

Contributor

Signor, Leona

Rights

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Relation

West Side Oral Narrative Collection

Format

MP3

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

SCOH030

All Available Item Data

Interviewer

Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Cardillo

Interviewee

Luce, Edith Van Dorn

Location

Saratoga Springs, NY

Original Format

Audio Cassette tape

Duration

45:30 min

Time Summary

00:01:00 Lived on the west side for 70 years, lived on Walton Street
00:01:15 Moved to State Street at age 6, then to Division Street
00:01:30 Attended #1 School
00:01:40 1940, bought home on Grand Ave
00:01:50 Mother maiden name Grace Antoinette Leak/Leek (sp?)
00:02:05 Grandfather moved from Athens, New York
00:02:20 Father was a photographer at Clarendon Hotel
00:04:15 Loved living here
00:04:25 St. Michael
00:05:30 DeGregory’s restaurant
00:05:40 Working for the telephone company on Putnam Street
00:07:30 People she worked with
00:08:00 Working at the telephone company
00:12:05 Husband, Roy, worked for Stewards
00:12:30 Husband in service from 1945-1949
00:14:05 Raising children on Grand Avenue
00:14:50 Growing up on the West Side
00:14:55 Jean Geppner, Mary, Rita Isolda Moote, Anna Corsale, Audrey Waring, “The Five Goons”
00:15:55 Roller skate, dance, drink Pepsi, hay rides, sleigh rides,
00:17:20 West side skating rink
00:18:00 Roller skates
00:19:00 Roller skating with now husband in 3rd grade
00:20:15 Teachers at #1 School
00:20:40 Principal Julia Flynn
00:23:40 Learning penmanship at #1
00:23:55 Artwork
00:26:30 School paper
00:27:20 Walking to gym class
00:28:50 Walking home for lunch
00:30:30 King’s water hole
00:32:25 Saratoga High School
00:32:35 Left school in 2nd year of high school, mom was alone
00:33:15 Worked for Army depot
00:34:45 Started at phone company in 1945
00:34:50 Wedding
00:38:20 Children Judy, Roy, Chuckie [Charles], Nancy
00:43:50 Craft shows
00:44:20 Pottery
00:45:30 Paternal side family been in America since 1662, in Saratoga since 1796

Physical Format

Oral histories

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Citation

Luce, Edith Van Dorn, “Edith Van Dorn Luce,” Saratoga Room Digital Exhibits, accessed October 26, 2020, http://digitalarchive.sspl.org/items/show/255.

Output Formats

Files

Luce, 1.mp3
Luce 2.mp3

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