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New York Central: 1905

New York Central: 1905

Circa 1905. "New York Central Railroad station, Albany, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Jarvis Hunt strikes again?

This building reminds me a lot of Union Station in Kansas City, which was designed by Jarvis Hunt. Some of his other stations also look like this one, with three big arches on the central part of the building, and shorter wings flanking the central part. A quick Google isn't yielding the architect of the Albany station, though.

Or, maybe that's just a common design for train stations in the early part of the 20th century.

Fancy-Schmancy Street Light!

Very cool!

[An example of a Shorpy all-time favorite, an electric carbon arc lamp. Here's another of a similar style. -tterrace]

No longer a train station

This Beau Arts structure has been adaptively re-used as office space.

The entire trackway & platform area is obliterated.

AMTRAK trains now stop across the Hudson River in the City of Rensselaer. The modern AMTRAK station lacks the architectural merit of this fine Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge building.

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