About Hoxsie

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Hoxsie! is a local history site featuring snippets of information and ephemera relating to the history of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, New York. Thanks to a recent relocation, we sneak in some Phoenixville, PA from time to time as well.

Wondering why it’s called Hoxsie! and not something that screams Albany history? Because Hoxsie screamed “Hoxsie!” Something like an explanation can be found here.

Want to contact us? Best way is through Twitter or our Facebook page, but if you’re patient and can wait for us to wade through spam, you can email hoxsie.org [at] gmail.com (yes, there’s a .org before the @).

12 thoughts on “About Hoxsie

  1. I AM TRYING TO GET A SPECIFIC ADDRESS OR PICTURE OF THE WALLACE CO, WHICH WOULD ORIENT IT TO OTHER STORES IN THAT BLOCK. I THOUGHT IT WAS WHERE CENTER CITY/THE YMCA IS NOW?

    1. George, the Wallace Company was in the building that houses the CVS and the YMCA. If you look at the building you can see the dates of the two buildings in the medallions up high. The pilasters used to show a big “W” that has been covered up or destroyed in renovations, but which can be seen here:
      https://flic.kr/p/bpMny

  2. IS there a “subscriber” or staffer who could (for a fee) arrange a walking tour to demonstrate landmarks related to Albany Medical College’s history, and some of the history of the land under the current South Mall ?

  3. In regards to the recent post about ramp and stairs. I bet it came from Charlie Chaplin’s film The Gold Rush which showed the Chilkoot Pass in Skagway, Alaska, which is a famous part of the Chilkoot Trail used during the Alaskan gold rush.

  4. My great grandfather owned the business in Troy my making cast iron stoves My dads name was Charles Hayner His Dad Charles Hayner a Troy police officer My dad said his family lost their business during the depression I’d love to have more info

  5. Hello I am seeking any information on who owned the 4 dial street clock located on lower State Street around 1905. I am also trying to find out what happened to it. I have a post card with the clock displayed but could not figure out how to upload it.

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