Carton Avenue

Carton Avenue
Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood
Utica, NY

A design component of the Wynn-BUD Initiative

Named after this Inventor & Boiler Maker and founder of the Carton Furnace Company.

Carton is one of Utica's oldest streets; the orginal cobblestones can be seen where exposed by broken asphalt...

On a 1907 Sanborn map, the longer leg of Carton is labeled "Carton Place", the shorter leg "Rome Place" [Ref.]. Others may reference this old road as Carton Lane, Carton Street, or Rome Road. Our research is underway, but this street holds great promise as a historical asset- especially in light of Utica's Boilermaker Road Race!

Use Preservation, a powerful economic development tool! Utica's Boilermaker heritage began here in the CoLa neighborhood, learn the heritage of Utica's Furnace & Boiler Making Companies.

Below is just one example of what Utica produced in the Columbia-Lafayette Nieghborhood, an operational schematic of a "Carton Hot-Air and Combination C Furnace" clearly shows: "Patented August 17, 1896" and "Utica, NY" on the cast iron surfaces...

Carton 1897 Hot-Air Combination Furnace

February 12, 2018 - Carton Avenue was named for the inventor of a new furnace design, John Carton...

Various maps throughout history have labeled sections of this Cobblestone roadway as; "Carton Place", "Carton Street", "Carton Avenue" and "Rome Road" or "Rome Road" so a much more complete research project lies ahead...

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We're not opposed to a new hospital, just do not bulldoze Downtown Utica's Historic Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood... "Build It At St. Luke's!"

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