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. It was vacant by the time these photographs were taken, and the storefront—once the office of plumber Gordon Callan—appears to have been vacant somewhat longer.
Although they did not own their home, Michael and Mabel Tello had lived on the same block for 30 years. According to the 1940 census, Michael, an immigrant from Spain and roughly 49 years old, was employed as a construction worker—hard work but probably better paid than his previous restaurant job. In 1940, Mabel was about 52 years old and working as a presser at Quail Laundry & Cleaners. When they were forced to move in 1962, Michael was in his seventies and employed by the City as a laborer.
The other residents of 220 Hudson were relatively new to the area. Jesse Carrington worked at Powell & Minnock Brick Co. in Coeymans; Margaret was probably a homemaker. Moses Timmons was as a bricklayer. The 1962 city directly does not list an occupation for the most recent arrivals, Jose and Mabel Redondo.
The Carringtons remained in Albany, but we do not know—at least, not yet—where the Timmons, Redondos, and Tellos ended up after 1962. Can you help us?