In 1863, downtown Albany was home to a mattress and feather depot run by Antrim White, whose store was at 36 Green Street, and whose home was at 3 Ten Broeck St. He was also listed as an upholsterer, naturally. Imagine the comfort of a husk and palm leaf mattress, “by the ton or otherwise.” In an 1859 ad, he proclaimed “My present facilities for furnishing Matresses [sic] are superior to any house this side of New York, as I manufacture my own stock of Palm Leaf and Corn Husks, thereby greatly lessening the cost of them, which benefit I pledge myself to give to my customers. Matresses of any size and quality made at short notice. Old Matresses made over on favorable terms. Persons visiting the city will find to their advantage to call here before purchasing.”
The plans of 1925 that would have created an entire complex of buildings around the State Capitol didn’t move forward […]
Before we were interrupted by the things that life puts in our way, we were focusing on the plans that […]
Hoxsie’s just gonna leave this relic of the pre-Craiglist days here.
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 […]