lower State Street Albany early 1900s

lower State Street Albany south side early 1900s

A row of buildings gone, except for one

lower State Street Albany early 1900s

A follow up of sorts about the old, beautiful Mechanics and Farmers Bank building at the corner of State and James in downtown Albany and it's now missing architectural neighbors.

The image above is from a 1918 history of State Street published by the National Savings Bank of Albany (it was the bank's 50th anniversary). The viewpoint is from Pearl Street. And, as you can see, those whole two blocks of State Street are very different now. (Current street view.) But the Mechanics and Farmers is still there.

There's a bonus image below showing the opposite side of State Street.

Albany's old and its streets have changed -- many times.

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images from Albany's historic street; a collection of some of the historic facts and interesting traditions relating to State Street & its neighborhood; published in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary

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Sweet photo. I just want to add that 69 state actually incorporated the facade from the 1803 bank it replaced...So I guess a little more than one building remains. See link:

https://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/victorian.html

Incorporated the facade and moved it up a bit towards Pearl iirc

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