Sarah Stapleton vs. the State of New York

The house at 204 State Street, in Albany across from the Capitol, had been Sarah McGroarty Stapleton’s home since the summer of 1919, when she married her husband Edward.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Its Changing Neighborhood

By the late 1950s, the parishioners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church faced an existential decision. Should the congregation remain in their aging but elegant 78 Lancaster Street building or relocate to a modern building outside the center city.

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The Mystery of the Missing Model

More than a year after appropriating 98.5 acres—and 9 months after demolitions began—the State of New York finally unveiled two scale models embodying plans for a futuristic office complex in a revitalized Albany.

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