Category 1970’s

The Boys of Albany. Not Just Names on the Vietnam Wall

There are 37 names on the Vietnam Wall from Albany, NY. USA Capt. Thomas J. Bergin, 30, 3/14/64 USAF Maj. Theodore R. Loeschner, Jr., 37, 4/24/65 USMC Pfc. Hans Jorg Rudolph Lorenz, 21, 4/26/66 USA Spec 4 Keith Knott, 19, 5/9/66 USA Pfc. Robert G. Burrell, 19, 8/2/66 USA Pfc. Arthur J. McNally, 23, 10/17/66 […]

Albany Business College Albany N.Y.

The Albany Business College was a private, for profit  educational insitution and  was a maintain of the city for over a century.  It was established in 1857  as a subsidiary of Bryant and Stratton in 1857 by C.E. Prentice, John Carnell and Benton Hoit.   In later years it severed its affiliation with Bryant and Stratton […]

Echoes of Pine Hills/Madison Ave Albany NY

             

The Old NYS Museum Albany NY

The old NYS Museum in the wonderfully iconic State Education Building was a garden of earthly delights. Tens of thousands of  NYS school children visited  the museum during its 60 some odd years, until it closed when the “new” Museum in the Cultural Center in  the Empire State Plaza opened in the 1970s. But for […]

The Albany Billiard Ball Company

The Billiard Ball factory was in my neighborhood when I was growing up.  It was located on Delaware Ave. just south of Whitehall Rd.  There’s a strip mall today.  It was a fixture of my childhood, belching smoke  (God only knows what was in it.) John Wesley Hyatt (1837-1920) was the inventor of the celluloid […]

The Colonie Summer Theater

The Colonie Summer Theater was THE place for summer entertainment in the Albany area in the 1960’s.  It went by many names over the years: the Colonie Musical Theater,  the Colonie Summer  Theater, the Colonie Colosseum,   and the Starlite Theater, but to locals, it was always “The Tent”.  It was the  place many baby boomer […]