From the NYS Archives, a rare view of the iconic State Education Building under construction. The Archives dates this as Jan. 1, 1912, but a number of other photos in the archive carry January 1 dates, so I think it’s a default date rather than an actual one. But if this was taken in 1912, it would still mean the entire colonnade was constructed in the last months before the dedication of the building in October of that year. It’s also notable that there are still buildings, including the old antiques shop, on the east side of Hawk Street, which today is Lafayette Park. That row of buildings stood until about 1928.
In 1938, the Albany Institute of History and Art was bequeathed one of its more notable portraits, that of Ariaantje […]
Our research on Albany movie star Ward Crane a couple of weeks back led to an interesting reference to the […]
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In 1927, Albany seemed to have no shortage of prominent players in the performing arts. Alongside the mentions of Ward […]
While we’re speaking of Albany-born stars (well, we were), we found a brief mention of Elizabeth Hines in a 1927 […]
In the early days of film, one of the first stars was Albany’s Ward Crane. Born in 1890, Ward Crane […]