Daily Archives: December 23, 2014

The Paste Fortune

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DiamondPasteCompany.pngYesterday we had a look at the lovely home of Albert Van Voast Bensen, a prominent local figure in banking, insurance, and paste. Listen, there was a time when you could make a pretty penny in paste, and The Diamond Paste Company of Albany was a prominent supplier. Located at 66 Hamilton Street (now just horrific parking lots), the company was recognized nationally as a manufacturer of flour paste, bookbinders’ paste, dry paste, office paste, paperhangers’ paste, shoemakers’ paste and trunkmakers’ paste.