Ithaca, N.Y. — You know the old joke …
Q: What are the seasons in Ithaca?
1 — Winter.
2 — Still winter.
3 — Construction.
We appear to be in the third season. Ithacans have bemoaned the Commons construction as it stretches into this fall and, likely, the winter.
So it may be comforting — or, perhaps, not — to be reminded that this kind of construction has always been with us. As part of our #ThrowbackThursday series, here are 10 historic photos of construction in Ithaca (found with the help of the good folks at the History Center in Tompkins County):