Yesterday 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.
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 […]