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.
As noted before, until what is now known as the Livingston Avenue Bridge opened in 1866, Albanians or Greenbushians who […]
Hoxsie can rarely be accused of linear thinking. Having covered the life of the Albany basin (which we did here, […]
One last look at the old Albany waterfront. On July 3, 1955, the Times-Union touted a new look for the […]
Somewhere around 1949, the Albany Yacht Club buildings were sold for use as a Naval Reserve Center, and the club […]
In writing about the rise and fall (or fill) of the Albany Basin, a major part of Albany’s waterfront history […]
From the classified pages of the Times-Union in 1921, a pair of what seem (to our modern sensibilities, anyway) shockingly […]