Albany

Home of H.O. Wilkins

From the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views, we have the home of one H.O. Wilkins. Undated like so many others, this lovely looking structure was at 241 State Street in Albany, probably just about where the Alfred E. Smith building currently imposes its bulk. More about Mr. Wilkins, or why his home rated …

Babbitt & Co.

In 1909, Albany’s Babbitt & Co. advertised correct dress for women: In wearing our garments ladies can feel assured of being cleverly and properly dressed. We give our patrons the very best garments the world produces and at the lowest possible prices.We have a most complete line of Street Costumes in Panne Velvets, Chiffon Broadcloths …

The Museum Building

The northwest corner of Broadway and State in Albany has hosted some kind of round-faced building for a very long time now. Shown here in this old stereographic view is what was called the Museum Building (sometimes, the Marble Column Building). It was built sometime before 1830 and from 1831 on housed the Albany Museum, …