Cascadilla School is a co-ed preparatory school, in Ithaca, New York, established in 1876 as a tutoring and college preparatory school for Cornell University. It was founded in 1876 as a boys' preparatory school for Cornell University. At this time Universities required students to be proficient in Latin and Greek. However, students from rural areas did not have access to instruction in these subjects; some early members of the Cornell faculty became concerned about the quality of education available to such students and founded Cascadilla School to address this inequity. However, students pursued athletic activities such as football and crew and created yearbooks to record their activities. Shortly after the First World War, the school fell on hard financial times, they were forced to sell several buildings and parcels of land including the Cascadilla School Boathouse which still stands and is the center piece of Stewart Park. The building south of the main classroom building once housed the dormitory, a dining hall, a gymnasium, but now has been remodeled to serve as an apartment building and is owned and operated.
In the part of the 20th century, Headmaster Maxwell Kendall began to accept female students, created a board of trustees for the school, made Cascadilla independent of Cornell University, obtained accreditation from the New York State Board of Regents, obtained not-for-profit status, marketed the school to international students with great success. His son, John Kendall, former History and Math teacher at the school took over as Headmaster and opened the school up to students who were looking for an accelerated approach to their education; the accelerated program allows students to earn one unit of credit in one semester. In 1999 John Kendall's wife, Patricia Kendall became the Dean of Students and in 2001 she took over as Headmistress, a position in which she serves to this day. Between 40 and 60 students from ten different countries are guided by a faculty of twelve teachers, many of whom hold advanced degrees. Cascadilla School students go on to four year colleges such as Binghamton University, Georgetown University, New York University.
3,750 students have attended the Cascadilla School since 1876. Cascadilla offers its students four different athletic programs: Soccer Basketball Tennis Equestrian Club Hermann Biggs and pioneer in the field of public health Charles Brady King, first person in Detroit to design and drive a self-propelled automobile, 3 months before Henry Ford built his automobile. John Lyon Collyer, CEO, Chairman of the Board of the B. F. Goodrich Company and Chairman of the Cornell University Board of Trustees Adolph Coors II, son of brewer Adolph Coors and the second President of Coors Brewing Robert James Eidlitz, prominent New York architect and builder Jervis Langdon, nephew of the famous American author, Mark Twain John Maines, winner of the Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service Journalism in 2013 John M. Olin, leading industrialist, conservationist and scientist and son of Franklin W. Olin Spencer Truman Olin and philanthropist Henry Schoellkopf and Harvard football player and head coach of the Cornell Big Red football team from 1907 to 1908.
William Thomas Tracy, designer in the U. S. of large theme parks, iconic American funhouses and realistic “dark rides” for outdoor amusement parks in the 1950s and 1960s Walter Wanger, influential Hollywood film producer, movie executive, personality during Hollywood’s Golden Era Cascadilla School
State Theater (Ithaca, New York)
State Theatre of Ithaca is a historic, 1600-seat theatre located at Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York that hosts various events from bands, to plays, to comedy acts, to silent films, more. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996; the State Theatre building dates back to 1915. Designed by local architect Henry N. Hinckley, it was the Ithaca Security Company auto garage and dealership; the Berinstein family purchased the building in 1928. They hired architect Victor Rigaumont to design and oversee the transformation of the garage and showroom into a cinema and vaudeville palace, Rigaumont incorporated elements of the Moorish and Renaissance Revival Styles and the Collegiate Gothic symbolism of Cornell University. Opening night was on December 6, 1928. Beginning with vaudeville, the theater has evolved with the times; when movies became more popular in the early 1930s, the theater thrived as a cinema house. After World War II, with the advent of television and suburban movies houses, downtown cinema palaces like the State struggled.
To adapt, the owners added a second movie screen in the 1970s, dividing the balcony from the main house. The theater closed in the 1980s because of financial difficulties and the demands of long-deferred maintenance. Attempts to revive the theater over the next fifteen years have failed, though the community succeeded in having the theater listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. In 1997, the theater was condemned by the City of Ithaca because of serious roof damage, a failing heating an ventilation system, the safety hazards caused by falling plaster and out-of-date electrical systems; the owners though reluctantly, considered demolition. Community anxiety about the State Theatre was intense. Downtown Ithaca once boasted seventeen grand theaters, including the Lyceum, the Crescent, the Strand; the State Theatre is the last remaining vaudeville palace in Ithaca. In May 1998, With community support, the organization purchased the failing structure and assumed the role of preservationist and manager, establishing the State Theatre Restoration Project.
Historic Ithaca staff and volunteers accepted the daunting task of reversing the building's condemnation. This included replacement or serious repair of the main roof, the dangerously disintegrated plaster walls, the outdated electrical systems, the fire detection system, the heating and ventilation systems. Strong community support bolstered this first phase of the project and secured funding from municipal and private donors. In 1999, the American Institute of Architects recognized the State Theatre as one of the most significant architectural landmarks in New York State. Between 1998 and December 2001, Phase I of the State Theatre Restoration Project was completed. After years of community effort the State Theatre regained its occupancy permit, the theater re-opened on December 5, 2001. In the spring of 2009, The State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc. a newly formed 501 not-for-profit organization, purchased the State Theatre from Historic Ithaca. The State Theatre consists of a primary staff of Executive Director Doug Levine, Official Talent Buyer Dan Smalls Presents, Director of Theater Operations Jean Hubbell, Director of Marketing Casey Martin, House Manager Carrie Calhoun and Back of House Manager Bob Andrews.
A twelve-member board of directors oversees the State Theatre of Ithaca. Volunteers assist as ushers, ticket takers, concessions workers, office helpers, stagehands; the State Theatre of Ithaca, NY website
Ezra Cornell was an American businessman, politician and educational administrator. He was a co-founder of Cornell University, he served as President of the New York Agriculture Society and as a New York state Senator. He was born in Westchester Landing, in what would become the Bronx, New York, the son of Eunice, a potter, Elijah Cornell, was raised near DeRuyter, New York, he was a cousin of the founder of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Cornell was a distant relative of William Cornell, an early settler of Scarborough, Ontario whose name was used for the planned community of Cornell, Ontario. Having traveled extensively as a carpenter in New York State, upon first setting eyes on Cayuga Lake and Ithaca, decided Ithaca would be his future home. Ezra Cornell's earliest American patrilineal ancestor, Thomas Cornell, was Puritan at first a follower of Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson drifting into Quakerism which seems to have been the religion of Thomas Cornell's descendants. Portsmouth, RI is noteworthy in American history for the 1638 Portsmouth Compact declaring for a separation of church and state rivaling the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657 declaring for religious tolerance in New Amsterdam, Quakers in particular.
Ezekiel Cornell, a Revolutionary War general, represented Rhode Island in the U. S. Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782. Upon arriving in Ithaca, NY in the spring of 1828, Cornell first found work as a carpenter before being hired as a mechanic by Otis Eddy to work at his cotton mill on Cascadilla Creek. On Eddy’s recommendation, Jeremiah S. Beebe hired Cornell to repair and overhaul his plaster and flour mills on Fall Creek. During Cornell’s long association with Beebe, he designed and built a tunnel for a new mill race on Fall Creek. By 1832, he was in charge of all Beebe’s concerns at Fall Creek. Ezra Cornell was a birthright Quaker, but was disowned by the Society of Friends for marrying outside of the faith to a "world's woman," Mary Ann Wood, a Methodist, they were married March 1831, in Dryden, New York. On February 24, 1832, he wrote the following response to his expulsion from The Society of Friends due to his marriage: I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a important affair and that my happiness or misery in this life depended on the choice…The young and growing family needed more income than could be earned as manager of Beebe's Mills.
So, having purchased rights in a patent for a new type of plow, Cornell began what would be decades of traveling away from Ithaca. His territories for sales of the plow were the states of Georgia, his plan was to sell in Maine in the milder Georgia in the winter. With limited means, he walked between the two states. Happening into the offices of the Maine Farmer in 1842, Cornell saw an acquaintance of his, one F. O. J. Smith, bent over some plans for a "scraper" as Smith called it. For services rendered, Smith had been granted a one-quarter share of the telegraph patent held by Samuel F. B. Morse, was attempting to devise a way of burying the telegraph lines in the ground in lead pipe. Ezra's knowledge of plows was put to the test and Ezra devised a special kind of plow that would dig a 2 feet 6 inches }} ditch, lay the pipe and telegraph wire in the ditch and cover it back up as it went, it was found that condensation in the pipes and poor insulation of the wires impeded the electrical current on the wires and so hanging the wire from telegraph poles became the accepted method.
Cornell made his fortune in the telegraph business as an associate of Samuel Morse, having gained his trust by constructing and stringing the telegraph poles between Washington, D. C. and Baltimore, the first telegraph line of substance in the U. S. To address the problem of telegraph lines shorting out to the ground, Cornell invented the idea of using glass insulators at the point where telegraph lines are connected to supporting poles. After joining with Morse, Cornell supervised the erection of many telegraph lines, including a portion of the New York, Albany & Buffalo line in 1846 and the Erie and Michigan Telegraph Company connecting Buffalo to Milwaukee with partners John James Speed and Francis Ormand Jonathan Smith. Cornell and Smith built the New York and Erie line competing with and paralleling to the south the New York and Buffalo line in which Morse had a major share; the line was completed in 1849 and Cornell was made president of the company. Cornell's sister, married Martin B. Wood and moved to Albion, Michigan, in 1848.
Cornell gave Wood a job constructing new lines and made Phoebe his telegraph operator, the first woman operator in the United States. Cornell earned a substantial fortune when the Erie and Michigan was consolidated with Hiram Sibley and his New York and Mississippi Company to form the Western Union company. Cornell received two million in Western Union stock. Cornell was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly in 1862 and 1863. Cornell turned his attention to philanthropy, he endowed a public library for the citizens of Ithaca. A lifelong enthusiast of science and agriculture, he saw great opportunity in the 1862 Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act to found a university that would teach practical subjects on an equal basis with the classics favored by more traditional institutions. Andrew Dickson White helped secure the new institution's status as New York's land
Kionix, Inc. is a manufacturer of MEMS inertial sensors. Headquartered in Ithaca, New York, United States, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co. Ltd. of Japan. Kionix developed high-aspect-ratio silicon micromachining based on research conducted at Cornell University; the company offers inertial sensors, development tools and application support to enable motion-based gaming. The company's MEMS products are used in the automotive and health-care sectors. Kionix is ISO TS16949 registered. Founded in 1993, Kionix supplies silicon microelectromechanical systems accelerometer products. Kionix introduced a tri-axis accelerometer in a small form-factor package. In November, 2009, ROHM Co. Ltd. of Japan acquired Kionix. Kionix supplies MEMS devices including tri-axis accelerometers and gyroscopes along with the mixed-signal-interface integrated circuits that provide algorithm processing of sensor data, its products and technologies include: Accelerometers with two, or three axes. The company achieved ISO/TS 16949 registration in July 2005 and upgraded to ISO/TS16949:2009 in April, 2011.
Kionix sensors are designed and tested at Kionix headquarters in Ithaca, NY. The ASICs used in Kionix accelerometers are designed in Ithaca, fabricated elsewhere in the US. Wafers of sensor die and ASIC die are shipped from Ithaca to packaging houses in Asia, where the final product is created. At the packaging houses, the wafers of sensor die and ASIC die are diced into individual units, fastened one each to a lead frame, wire-bonded together. Liquefied plastic is squeezed into the frame and, once set, each part is cut from its construction housing. Lastly, the company logo and part number are silk-screened onto each part. Finished parts are returned to Ithaca for programming. Sales offices: Ithaca, New York Chicago, Illinois Campbell, California Kowloon, Hong Kong Shanghai, China Tokyo, Japan Seoul, South Korea Singapore Taipei City, TaiwanDistributors: Mouser Electronics, United States Actrontek International Co. Ltd, China & Hong Kong STAV, Korea Seraphim Engineering Co. Ltd. Taiwan Willow Technologies Limited, United Kingdom/Europe Kionix provides financial support and gifts in kind to educational and access-to-education programs in Ithaca and the surrounding communities.
Recipients include: IPEI Code Red Robotics The Museum of the Earth The Sciencenter American Red Cross
Ithaca City School District
The Ithaca City School District is a public school district centered in Ithaca, Caroline and Enfield. 500 teachers work in the district, along with 100 other professional staff members and 200 paraprofessionals. The district's central offices are located on the Ithaca High School campus at 400 Lake Street in Ithaca; the 2016-2017 budget is $119, 088,829 with 65.9% coming from property taxes. Dr. Luvelle Brown began as superintendent January 1, 2011, he took over from Dr. Judith C. Pastel, Superintendent of Schools since 1996; the district's administrative team now includes: Robert Van Keuren, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations and Amanda Verba, Chief Operations Officer. Robert Ainslie is the President of the Board of Education. There are nine members of the Board of Education elected at-large for three-year terms. Current members are: Robert Ainslie Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell Bradley Grainger Eldred Harris Nicole LaFave Moira Lang Christopher Malcolm Ann Reichlin Dr. Patricia Wasyliw High School: Ithaca High School Middle Schools: Boynton Middle School DeWitt Middle School Alternative Secondary School: Lehman Alternative Community School Elementary Schools: Belle Sherman Elementary School Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Caroline Elementary School Cayuga Heights Elementary School Enfield Elementary School Fall Creek Elementary School Northeast Elementary School South Hill Elementary School Frank David Boynton, Superintendent of Schools from 1900 to 1930 Claude L. Kulp, Superintendent of Schools from 1930 to 1951 Ithaca City School District Web Site NYS Education Department listing of ICSD administrators
Ithaca Gun Company
The Ithaca Gun Company is a manufacturer of shotguns and rifles established in Ithaca, New York in 1880. Over the years, Ithaca made numerous firearms, most notably the Ithaca Flues double barrel shotgun, the all-time best-selling American made double, the Ithaca 37 shotgun. Ithaca became famous for building firearms based on expired patents owned by Remington Arms, they purchased patents from other firearm designers. In 1895 Emil Flues was granted Patent # 546,516, for a double barrel shotgun with only three moving parts per barrel. Ithaca upgraded the design to allow for mass production. With the Flues designed Ithaca double, which became the best selling American double of all time with more than 223,000 produced between 1908 and 1926, Ithaca drove Remington out of the double gun market. Ithaca produced the M1911 pistol during World War II and the M3 Grease Gun during Korean War, both for the United States military, its 12-gauge shotguns were the standard used by the Los Angeles Police Department and New York Police Department, sold to the Royal Thai Army in the early 1980s to arm farmers against communist infiltrators.
Its hunting shotguns were known for their fine decorative work waterfowl or hunting dogs. In 1989, Remington purchased a design from Ithaca, the Mag-10 shotgun, which they produced as the SP-10. Around 1877, brothers Lyman Cornelius and Leroy Smith went into business with William Henry Baker, they moved the W. H. Baker Company, which manufactured double- and triple-barreled shotguns, from Center Lisle, New York to Syracuse. In 1883, Baker and Leroy Smith left the company and moved to Ithaca and with, several partners established the original Ithaca Gun Company; the company was responsible for much of the early industry of Tompkins County during World War I and World War II, counted among its patrons John Philip Sousa, Annie Oakley, Alfred Lee Loomis At the time Sousa was president of the American Trap Shooters Association and The Ithaca gun company named a top-of-the-line shotgun in his honor, the Sousa Grade. Annie Oakley used an Ithaca Flues model in her exhibition shooting. In 1917, Alfred Loomis and his brother-in-law, purchased 17,000 acres of Hilton Head Island, which they established as a private hunting preserve and purchased Ithaca shotguns for use by guests.
Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall owned Ithaca double barrel shotguns The Lefever Arms Company was a manufacturer of guns in Syracuse, New York founded by Daniel Myron LeFever, an American gun maker, popularly known as "Uncle Dan LeFever", he is best known as the inventor of the hammerless shotgun, first introduced in 1878. The company was in the business of gun manufacture until 1916 when they were incorporated with Ithaca Gun Company in Ithaca, New York who continued with the LeFever gun production until 1921. Although production of the LeFever Sidelock Model designed by Dan LeFever ended, the Ithaca gun company continued to use the LeFever name on Boxlock action double and single barrel guns, until 1941; the original factory was located in the Fall Creek neighborhood of the city, on a slope known as Gun Hill, where the nearby waterfall supplied the main source of energy for the plant. In years, the company came under criticism regarding environmental pollution of Fall Creek by lead, which led to a Superfund remediation effort.
Various plans to demolish the derelict plant and to redevelop the land failed over the years, on account of the cost of remediation and community objection to construction proposals. The factory was condemned in March 2006 and only the smokestack presently remains. An apartment project has been proposed for the site. Despite having moved 6000 tons of lead-contaminated material between 2002 and 2004 at a cost of $4.8 million, it was still necessary to perform more clean up at the superfund site in 2015. The company was controlled by the Smith family until 1967, when it was sold to a Colorado company, Jerry Baldritch & Asso. which after buying 10X Clothing, Atlantic Dinghy, American Fiberglass, became General Recreation, Inc. and in 1971 made a public stock offering on the NYSE. General Recreation encountered financial problems in the late 1970s, selling off all its subsidiaries except Ithaca Gun. After a failed attempt to move manufacturing to Colorado, it filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in December 1978, shuttering the plant on December 20 for several months.
General Recreation filed for bankruptcy a second time in September 1985. In 1987, new owners Ithaca Acquisition, Inc. moved manufacturing to New York. In 2005, it received a $150,000 development loan from Cayuga County, in May of that year moved to larger facilities in Auburn. After being unable to facilitate an operational manufacturing facility in Auburn, the owners sold all of Ithaca's assets and manufacturing rights to the Marshalls from Upper Sandusky, Ohio; the physical goods were relocated to Floyd Marshall's 30+ years tool and die shop where all prints and processing were converted to CNC machine tools. Unable to secure state or local financing assistance with the startup conversion, the Marshalls were forced to sell the company. Dave Dlubak purchased the company in June 2007, it continues to operate in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, it has undergone a revamp with newer manufacturing equipment, still employs many of the people from Floyd Marshall's original staff. Current Model 37's are considered some of the finest quality shotguns on the market, continue to be 100% American made.
Snyder, Walter Claude. The Ithaca Gun Company: From the Beginning. Spencerport, N. Y.: Cook and Uline Pub, 1991. ISBN 0962946907 Ithaca Gun Company EPA to Begin Site Wor