The Ten Eyck Hotel

Albany, New York, circa 1908. "The Ten Eyck." At two fifty-seven. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. From Shorpy.com

Albany, New York, circa 1908. “The Ten Eyck.” At two fifty-seven. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. From Shorpy.com

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.

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