In the Albany Hand-Book of 1884, which contained an alphabetic listing of topics of interest to both residents and strangers, we find this remnant of an earlier time, when an Albany ordinance prohibited all dogs from going at large in June, July, August and September unless properly muzzled, out of the belief that rabies or distemper were more prevalent in that time. “Unmuzzled dogs so running at large may be killed by anybody. The police make a practice of poisoning a great many every year.” Of course, it’s really only during our lifetime that actually being responsible for your own dog and having to keep it on a leash or in your own yard has become a societal norm. When we were growing up, dogs just wandered wherever they pleased.
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 […]
We return to the details of this block of lost buildings on Washington Avenue, just west of the Capitol. On […]
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 […]