Mark Twain Victorian TOURs Bus Tours WELCOMED stop on tour guide available. Including inside 
tours of Victorian homes, Mark Twain Study and grave. Finger Lakes Region, Elmira, NY
Lunch available up to 50 people. Touring from 1-50

Mark Twain Tours

Bus tours welcomed-
step on guide available!
7 Days a week! 
1-50 $12. per.
Group rates available!

West Water Street Elmira, NY,

"Near Westside Neighborhood"

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W. Water St. 300 block from Columbia to Davis St.

358 W. Water Street circa 1860
The original owner was a tailor. In 1866 he ran a tobacco and cigar store. Thinking around that time the sowing "machine" was becoming popular

W. Water St. 400 block from Davis to Elm St.

Neighborhood improvement photos. More to come!

Original 1829 barn

W. Water St. 400 block from Elm to Walnut St.

426 W Water St circa 1866

W. Water St. 500 block from Walnut St. to Grove St.

Click on photo below for more history on this house.
506 W. Water St Elmira NY
John M. Diven second owner of this house.

Elmira milk bottle capital of the nation!

circa 1870 Owner was Frederick Barker. He started Thatcher Glass Co. in 1908 producing milk bottles. It put once again Elmira on the map as Milk Bottle Capital. He lived in this house until 1918. In the 1860 he was a partner in Baker, Rose, & Gray. In future years. 30 years or so his neighbor also joined the firms partnership. Arthur Clinton. This company was the first hardware (also known as heavy hardware) in supplying materials to the rapidly growing city of Elmira. Still today people remember this firm. R.K.B.

W. Water St. 600 block from Grove to Hoffman St.

601 West Water St.
Elmira, NY

circa 1860 Things you learn on a tour! It was purchased by Daniel Nobles in 1867. He moved his wife and maid here from New York City. So a businessman from NYC. Well no. He was a notorious bank robber, in flight with his family and servants detectives investigating the robbery of the Royal Insurance Company of New Yoooooooooork City. Nobles was apprehended in Elmira and later tried and convicted.His wife lost the house in an 1871 mortgage foreclosure! He stole $275,000. in 1867 that was a hell of a lot of money!