Photos of Albany, New York - from the historic to the random.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
This iron cover in the sidewalk on Washington Avenue by the State Capitol bears the name of the Townsend Furnace which was a prominent Albany foundry in the 19th-century. A few blocks to the west, Townsend Park is named forthe family which owned the company. One of its most notable members was Mayor John Townsend.
A lifelong resident of Albany, N.Y. who loves history and writing, I'm also the site admin for Broadway actor Hugh Panaro. Currently working on a history of the Albany Rural Cemetery. Oh, and a Whovian.