Albany Through Time

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Albany, New York, can be considered an eccentric city. While it is rich in history, those in power over the years have seen no reason to save it. Albanians love their history, yet politicians and business leaders, it seems, do not. Albany’s four centuries of history can be revealed by simply walking up and down one street: Albany’s main street, named State Street, originally called Yonkers Street (“Gentleman’s Street” in Dutch). State Street is 1,100 feet long and 100 feet wide, packed with standing relics of this history. This book will take you through the centuries by showing maps, illustrations, and photos of that time period, with interesting bits of history associated with each. Many of the landmark buildings have been demolished over the years, so we can only honor and appreciate the ones that have survived with hopes that the wrecking ball will not take the rest.
ISBN: 9781684730155
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New York
Series: America Through Time
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
DON RITTNER is a best-selling author of more than fifty books in history, science, the internet, encyclopedias, and children’s books. He is an archaeologist, historian, environmentalist, activist, college professor, award-winning filmmaker, and documentarian from the Capital District region of New York State.
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