James Street is located in the French Hill neighborhood of Saranac Lake, running east-west on the hill west of Broadway. The street is named for James McClelland who owned the land now known as French Hill.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 28, 1952

Our Town

By EDDIE VOGT

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The section now known as James street and McClelland street at one time (1895 and before) was swamp, and during most of the year the outlet for this water was over the rocks at the rear of the present Hallock Block on Broadway. Some water probably came down from the Margaret street section, also. At times in the early Spring I have seen the brook near Hallock Block so large that the culvert under Broadway near the recent Sunoco gas station couldn't accommodate the water and would flow over Broadway, then only a country dirt road with mud 12 inches deep —- thence thru the lumber yard to the Saranac River, near the Fortune furniture store was a foot path or short cut from Broadway to lower Bloomingdale Avenue. A wooden bridge was erected to cross the brook; the bridge was at least 6 or 8 foot long…

Old Address Post-911 Address Building Name Cure Evidence/Notes
Starts at Virginia Street
7 James Street 49 James Street    
11 James Street 41 James Street 11 James Street DIS
12 James Street 46 James Street 12 James Street DIS
17 James Street 35 James Street 17 James Street  
18 James Street 36 James Street 18 James Street  
21 James Street 31 James Street Pratt Cottage DIS 1930
26 James Street 24 James Street 26 James Street  
28 James Street 16 James Street Tartaris Home

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(destroyed)

30 James Street 12 James Street 30 James Street DIS
32 James Street James Street 32 James Street  
33 James Street 7 James Street 33 James Street  
Ends at Hope Street

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