Canfield Casino and Congress Park

Roughly bounded by Spring and Circular Sts., Park Pl., and Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York

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Canfield Casino

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990

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Description 

These two important sites, at the center of the community, established the international fame of Saratoga Springs--"the Queen of the Spas"--as a health resort and gambling center for much of the 19th century. Congress Park was intimately associated with Dr. John Clarke, the popularizer of Saratoga water. The Casino recalls the careers of John Morrissey and Richard Canfield, the two gambling impresarios who turned Saratoga Springs into America's Monte Carlo. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 27, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987
Reference number
87000904
Area of significance
Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Hotel; Park; Resort
Current functions
Park; Hotel; Resort
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1825; 1911

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody

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