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.
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 […]
Continuing our look at a photo from 1919 of a whole bunch of buildings that aren’t there anymore on Washington […]
For someone who was in business for decades, Edwin Nellegar didn’t leave a lot of information behind. He was born […]
This charming edifice (a combination of two buildings, if you look closely) is the Hotel Borthwick. Known in a previous […]
While Hoxsie clips pictures out of Google books for his own entertainment, Paula Lemire is doing actual research, and has […]