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N.Y.C. & H.R.R.R.: 1900

N.Y.C. & H.R.R.R.: 1900

Albany, New York, circa 1900. "N.Y.C. & H.R.R.R. station." Temple of the New York Central and Hudson River Rail Road, topped off by a sculptural representation of Liberty and Justice over the state motto, EXCELSIOR. Also note the small sign behind the fire hydrant: DINNER NOW READY. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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It's had a better fate than most

The first office space this station was converted to was for Norstar Bancorp. I was given a tour in 1989 and was able to find one photo of the lobby in a November 2009 Albany Times Union article about the building's changing status. I do not know what became of it after Bank of America moved out. The original lobby was even more grand than the renovated one because the renovation included raising the lobby floor one level.

Boston Hotel Restaurant?

Perhaps the Boston Hotel restaurant is open for business. Any business.

Union Station

Closed in 1981 and repurposed for office space. The new train station is across the river in Rensselaer.

Capital asset

Not every station has its own book (sadly, many never got the chance)

Dinner on the Down-Low

That curb-height sign is likely for the horses' benefit -- it's feedbag hour in Albany. (Don't tell me horses can't read; I used to watch Mr. Ed, and I know better.)

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