Where were all those dapper folks from 1908 we looked at yesterday hanging about? The Ten Eyck Hotel, corner of State and Chapel. To its right is the Tweddle Building, the second version of a landmark built by John Tweddle at the Elm Tree Corner, northwest corner of State and Pearl. The lovely structure across Chapel Street was the Albany Savings Bank, built in 1897. Its clock is capped by a sculpture of the Albany city seal (“Ol’ Assiduity,” we calls it), and the second floor window says “Surrogate Court,” so it seems likely there were some government offices within as well. All of this is gone today, of course, including this stretch of Chapel Street, and all replaced by heaps of bricks now known as the Hilton and the Citizens Bank Building.
We were pleased and surprised to be wandering through the galleries of Lancaster, PA this weekend and to come across […]
While not entirely Albany specific, we thought this article from the Albany Argus in 1862 was a good lesson in […]
We’ve talked before about Tweddle Hall, the center of Albany civic life for what turns out to have been a […]
Stare at an old map long enough, and eventually you’ll be faced with a mystery you have to solve. We’ve […]
This panel is from a comic book called “Cliff Merritt Sets the Record Straight,” a production of the Brotherhood of […]