Finding Former Residents

Until sometime in 1962, 220 Hudson Avenue was home to Michael and Mabel Tello; Jessie and Margaret Carrington; Jose and Mabel Rendondo; and Moses Timmons.

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The First—and Second—South Mall Demolition

On the morning of July 11, 1962—after months of delay due to the City’s lawsuit—the State of New York began demolishing South Mall properties posthaste. The first demolition was a press event.

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The First St. Sophia

In 1923, the Greek Orthodox Community of Albany purchased and began holding services in a former Unitarian (before that, Presbyterian) church on 8 Lancaster Street.

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Capturing Emotions

Many of the photographs we will be posting document properties seized for the Empire State Plaza. In most cases, these photographs were intended for the purpose of appraisal. Some are straightforward. Others are more complex and compelling.

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