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By   /  December 16, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Clydesdales(1)

Tweet Averette Snipes (right center) with the BudweiserClydesdale Horses circa 1956 or ’57. Businessman Wilder Aultman let the Clydesdale horses board in his dealership next to Highland school during the visit here. At the time this photo was taken Mr. Snipes and his wife ran the Magic Market at 8th and Slappey. A short time [...]

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By   /  December 11, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany The Black Cat(1)

Tweet This match cover came from an old Albany Roadhouse from the 1940’s-1960’scalled the Black Cat. The black Cat was owned by Carson Knight. The roadhouse was considered mysterious by many youth at the time.  It was known for good food, drinks, and even a few poker games in the back room. There was a [...]

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Vintage Albany Radium Springs Hotel that never got built

Tweet This sketch represents the Radium Springs Hotel that was to be built in Albany. The stock market crash of 1929 killed plans to build this structure. This and many other images about Albany can be found on Facebook in the Vintage Albany Georgia group.

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By   /  November 28, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany William Levi Dawson

Tweet This photo was taken at a Chicago Democratic dinner party in 1954, of Colonel Jake Arvey, States Attorney John Gutknecht, and Congressman William L. Dawson. William Levi Dawson (1886-1970) was an African American politician and lawyer in Chicago. Born in Albany, he graduated from Albany Normal School (which later became Albany State University) in [...]

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By   /  November 17, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

1914 Sally Baseball team

Tweet   This 1914 photograph is of the Southern Atlanta (SALLY) League Minor Baseball League champion team from Albany, Georgia. This is one of hundreds of vintage photos that can be found on the Vintage Albany Georgia Facebook group.    

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By   /  November 7, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Tweet This photo is of Robert Dukes, as a young lineman for the City of Albany circa 1948. Later in the 1960’s he was the assistant general manager of the Water, Gas and Light for city of Albany. During this time, he designed the Christmas lights that were displayed downtown. Those were the most popular [...]

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By   /  November 7, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Tweet The photo on the left is of Albanian John G. LaRoque taken during the civil war. The picture on the right is also of LaRoque many years later standing by Albany’s Confederate Memorial. It was decorated with flowers and portraits of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee for Confederate Memorial Day, April 26, 1903. [...]

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By   /  October 28, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Tweet This is a Herbert Holland photo taken between 1890 and 1900 of W. T. Lockett Central Feed and Sale stable at Pine Avenue and Washington Street. Notice the old courthouse to the left. This photo is from the collection of nearly 3,000 images of Albany’s past that can be found online on the Facebook [...]

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By   /  October 23, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany ad

Tweet This is an ad for the Metropolitan Paving Brick Co. in Canton, Ohio. The ad ran in The American City magazine in 1932. This was the company that provided the bricks for Albany’s paved streets. The picture depicted in the ad was of Washington Street looking toward Pine Avenue, taken in 1902. This and [...]

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By   /  October 2, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet This picture from the Facebook group Vintage Albany, Georgia is of the old water plant on Roosevelt Avenue. Notice a man standing on top of the water tower. There were numerous train tracks that ran down the street, which at time this photo was taken, was called North Street. Now a single track runs [...]

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