If you walk along Clinton Street in downtown Plattsburgh, you might just miss a paw-print covered sign indicating a special store with an important mission. China plates sit in the window while a table with books and a box of different-colored wine glasses outside the entrance entices you further.
A man with black jeans, a black leather jacket and long brown hair steals a glimpse at the wine glasses as he walks by. He picks up two of them and heads inside Elmore’s Rescued Treasures. On this cold day, the only salvation is the immediate warmth of the little shop, bringing his fingers back to life again.
The Normal School, a school that was used for both teaching and learning which was built in 1890, came to an end when a horrendous fire consumed the entire school.
The Normal School consisted of two schools. “On the ground floor, a public school for Plattsburgh's kindergarten through sixth grades,” said Douglas Skopp, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of History and author of “Bright with Promise.” “Bright with Promise” is a pictorial history of SUNY Plattsburgh that discusses the change from the Normal and Training School to SUNY Plattsburgh.
From freshly picked vegetables and hearty, juicy burgers to decadent, scrumptious pastries, there is an abundance of choice out there when one is craving to go out and eat. The area offers a vast amount of choices to be had: fast food joints, regular restaurants, up-scale restaurants, bakeries, and many other options.
In Plattsburgh, there is a diverse selection of food from Indian, Thai and Mexican to Greek, Italian, French, and plenty more. Thus, hungry eaters have the luxury of taking in whatever type of food their stomach is craving that day. There are also specific eateries that are open late into the night in case one wants to grab a midnight snack.