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Prosperous Poughkeepsie: 1906

Prosperous Poughkeepsie: 1906

1906. "Columbus Institute, Poughkeepsie, N.Y." With a tailor, cycle shop, dentist and chewing gum close at hand. Along with whatever it is the Columbus Institute does. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Boxing Venue

A quick bit of googling came up with a list of the very not famous welterweight Dick Bell's boxing matches, many of which seemed to be held at the Columbus Institute.

Sparse Information

concerning the Columbus Institute. Quite a few references to chamber of commerce meetings at this place, as well as a few other municipal bodies. It seems to be connected to the Catholic Church, possibly a Knights of Columbus hall. Interesting stained glass windows up on the fourth floor.

Baseball To-day!

With the hometown Poughkeepsie Colts!

Washington Street?

Found an old business card online for Dan Sceli the tailor, and the address was 20 Washington St., not 16. But there's nothing like that now on Google Earth at that location.

[There's a street sign on the fence, so we know the cross street. -Dave]

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