Peak Consulting visits Utica, New York
Peak Consulting LLC recently traveled to Utica, New York to meet with clients and experience the city. Peak learned some interesting facts about Utica that we’d like to share with you!
- Utica was established on the site of Old Fort Schuyler, built by English colonists for defense in 1758 during the French and Indian War.
- The boundaries of the village of Utica were defined in an act passed in New York State Legislature on April 3, 1798.
- Utica’s location on the Erie and Chenango canals encouraged industrial development, allowing the transport of anthracite from northeastern Pennsylvania for local manufacturing and distribution.
- Utica’s economy is centered around the manufacture of furniture, heavy machinery, textiles and lumber.
- Peak visited the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. which is a family business known for their brewery, craft beers, and other Matt/Saranac products. These things make it an upstate destination and landmark in the industry.
- During prohibition, the brewery stayed afloat by producing soft drinks under the label Utica Club, and Utica Club became the name of the brewery’s flagship beer, promoted during the 1950s and 1960s.
- Utica’s Union Station was built in the Italianate Style and includes a rusticated granite first story with bluff brick above.
- Utica holds the Clinton Music and Art Festival in August which includes a variety of musical lineups.
- The Munson-Williams-Proctor Acts Institute was founded in 1919 and features a renowned permanent collection, along with exhibitions and educations for all ages.
Peak Consulting had a ton of fun visiting Utica and experiencing the culture. We definitely recommend visiting!