This seems to be largely a local item, for Syracuse and vicinity. Powell has written of it as he knew it in the 1880's and 1890's. It is reminiscent in-tone, tinged now and again with nostalgia for the good old days, comparable in a way to Remember The Day rather than straight autobiography. The streets, hotels, the people, who they were and what they ate, how they lived, worked and played, their houses and what was in them, the changes that took place and how it affected the city's life. Source material for another Middletown, but not handled from social viewpoint. Limited in appeal.