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Grand Night in a Grand Hotel

by Ann Morrow November 6, 2014

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  On Saturday, Historic Albany Foundation held its biggest-ever BUILT fundraiser in one of its greatest successes: the newly stabilized DeWitt Clinton Hotel at Eagle and State streets, Albany. The storied 1927 hotel is being rehabilitated ...

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Built

by The Staff October 31, 2014

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  For the last dozen years, Historic Albany Foundation’s annual art exhibit and silent auction, Built, has been dedicated to highlighting the issue of vacant buildings in New York’s capital city. This year, Built will be ...

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Centuries House

by Ann Morrow September 18, 2014

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  At 48 Hudson Ave., where the Albany Convention Center was planned to be, a seemingly dilapidated building was festooned with fairy lights. Inside, past patchy brick walls and rough-hewn planks, there were streamers and champagne ...

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Operation Historic Salvage

by Ann Morrow August 21, 2014

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  Within gutted buildings surrounded by gaping holes, volunteers for Historic Albany Foundation are salvaging architectural elements for future reuse. Often just minutes ahead of the demolition crew, this fluctuating team of about 25 people have ...

Preservation Pioneers

by Ann Morrow May 22, 2014

  In a perfect convergence of event, venue, and organizations, on Friday (May 16), Historic Albany Foundation celebrated its 40th anniversary and Merit Awards ceremony at the Barn & Stage in Arbor Hill. Part of the ...

Fit for the Bard

by Ann Morrow June 28, 2013

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  Shakespeare would’ve loved these houses. The Elizabethan playwright with a flair for the fantastical would undoubtedly have recognized their style as from his own time, but also, it’s easy to imagine, he would’ve been charmed ...

You’re Goin’ Down

by Erin Pihlaja May 8, 2013

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  How long does it take to demo a 19th-century building? Better question: How long to take down seven of them? Before 10 AM on Monday (May 6) an Albany-based demolition company, DiTonno & Sons, set ...

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Religious Conversion

by Ann Morrow August 30, 2012

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St. Bridget’s church in Watervliet has two towering stained-glass windows on either side of the sanctuary. These beautiful portraits of the church’s namesake saint and the holy mother gaze serenely toward the sanctuary, as though ...

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Rehabbing the Neighborhood

by Darryl McGrath January 26, 2012

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The first thing you notice inside 95 Trinity Place is the light. An abundance of natural light flooding into a late-18th-century factory building is a suprise, considering that the first people who worked here had been ...