Thursday, February 24, 2011

150 Washington Avenue

An ornate lantern, lacy iron hinges, and an image of Saint Andrew decorate the entrance to the historic St. Andre's Society on Washington Avenue. The Society was found as the United Irish and Scottish Benevolent Society in 1802 to offer aid to Scottish and Irish immigrants.

The elegant brownstone which now houses the Society was built for Albany's leading manufacturer of architectural cast iron, James McKinney. It became the Society's home around 1930.

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