Thursday, January 15, 2009

1907 Postcard

View of Albany, N.Y. from Rensselaer, N.Y.
Postmarked Aug. 30, 1907 from Albany.

UPDATE: Can anyone comment on the large brick building in the foreground? I wonder if it was the freight warehouse (click to zoom in). The Historical Memoir of the Western Railroad (1863) By George Bliss says that in 1848, "...a large and commodious freight house was erected at Greenbush, - seven hundred and fifty-six feet by one hundred and thirty-three, costing, with land, tracks, bridges &c., $115,000." [This is about $3M in 2009 dollars, computed by the consumer price index.]

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