The Mansion neighborhood, pic by pic

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Local Instagram Feeds We've Been Enjoying, a somewhat continuing series...

We've been enjoying the relatively new Historic Mansion Hill Instagram account, which has been chronicling the architecture of Albany's beautiful Mansion neighborhood.

+ RT and ST's Mansion Neighborhood Row House
+ At home in the Mansion Neighborhood
+ Walking Myrtle Ave, end to end


Well, it's not everyday that a picture of my house is on AoA. Neato!

Gotta say, Elm Street is one of the most beautiful streets in Albany. Not only is mid-19th century architecture simply stunning, but I think Elm is also the most colorful block in the entire city. When standing on Eagle, looking down Elm towards Grand, it's striking to see how much color the block has.

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