Had to share one last picture of FDR in Albany. (He spent more time getting his picture taken in the capital city than his cousin did.) This one from the National Archives and Records Administration, features Franklin, Eleanor, and unnamed Democratic Party workers. Safe to assume this is from the vicinity of 1929 or 1930, though no idea where. It could have been any of Albany’s grand hotels, at a time when they were grand indeed.
As we noted (see the previous several entries), a whole bunch of buildings with some very venerable businesses were pushed […]
Here’s the full view of much of the block of Washington Avenue that existed just west of the Capitol, running […]
When we talked about the former Hotel Borthwick the other day, we skipped over talking about another venerable business that […]
We return to the details of this block of lost buildings on Washington Avenue, just west of the Capitol. On […]
For someone who was in business for decades, Edwin Nellegar didn’t leave a lot of information behind. He was born […]
This charming edifice (a combination of two buildings, if you look closely) is the Hotel Borthwick. Known in a previous […]