Collection Item of the Week – 01/31/2023 – W.S. Tuttle Monuments & Headstones

This week we’ll look at an item from the Harris Family Collection #17 which was donated by Phil Harris.

An advertising circular for W.S. Tuttle “Finished Marble and Granite Monuments and Headstones” located at 150 Bay Street in Glens Falls, New York.


W S Tuttle Monuments & Headstones 2008.026.006

In the circular he gives references for monuments he provided to noteworthy persons in the area along with the cost of each monument:

Soldiers Monument, Sandy Hill, NY – $8,000

Miss Mary M. Person’s Mausoleum, North Creek, NY – $7,000

Jones Ordway Monument, Glens Falls, NY  – $4,500

J.W. Finch’s Monument, Glens Falls, NY – $3,800

William McEchron’s Monument, Glens Falls, NY – $2,700

Amasa Howland’s Monument, Sandy Hill, NY – $2,500

Charles E. Bullard’s Monument, Glens Falls, NY $4,100

Russell M. Little’s Monument, Glens Falls, NY $750


The circular was not dated, but it’s interesting to see the prices some of these notable people paid for their monuments.

edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager

(c) 2023. Warren County New York Historical Society.

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Source:  Harris Family Collection  # 17  (gift of Phil Harris)

Warren County NY Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804

Phone: 518-743-0734


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