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The Vintage Albany group on Facebook determined via a discussion that the Rawlings Opera House at Broad Avenue and Jackson Street (pictured here in 1906) later became the Liberty Theatre. Only the left one-third of the building remains; where the rest of the building stood is now a vacant lot. Many towns had opera houses in the late 1800s and early 1900s; they hosted a variety of entertainment.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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