Amsdell mansion corner of Washington Avenue and Dove Street (courtesy of the Albany Institute of History and Art)
The University Club Foundation is proud to be a part of the launching of anew Smart phone app that will give usersa unique way to tap into Albany’s richarchitectural history.
“Albany: Then & Now”
, created by Center Square resident, and
Univer-sity Club board member, Tim Varney
of Troy Web Consulting, is a virtual tour through archival photos of Albany’shistoric streetscapes. By using location- based mapping, users can stand at thevery spot where a photograph was taken,in many cases 100 or more years ago,and see what the buildings looked like atthat time. In fact, the University Clublocation will be featured and will showthe original front of the clubhouse (theAmsdell mansion). Background informa-tion is available for many of the images.
Please join us for a launch receptionon Thursday, October 18th from5:30–7:00 p.m. at the Club.
The recep-tion is free, light fare will be served, anddrinks will be available on a sign or cash basis. The Club’s award-winning Chef Kevin Pagano will debut some new appsas well – tasty appetizers featuring sea-sonal flavors and ingredients.Please RSVP to Genny at Historic Al- bany at518-465-0876 x10or by email firstname.lastname@example.org call theClub at 463-1151.
“Albany: Then & Now”
was producedthrough the cooperation of Troy WebConsulting and the Historic AlbanyFoundation. All photographs were pro-vided by the Albany Public Library, Al- bany County Hall of Records, New York State Archives, and the Library of Con-gress. The app is free, and is availablefor iPhone and Android users.3
Sunday, October 28, 2012Monday, October 29, 2012Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Many dark and unsettling dramas have played out behind the elegant façades of Albany’s Center Square and Hudson/Park neighborhoods. Back by popular demand and led by club member
, the Haunted History WalkingTours explore both the sinister deeds andthe handsome architecture of a bygoneera in the area bound by WashingtonAvenue, Willett Street, Madison Avenueand Swan Streets.The round trip is about 1.5 miles and thenarrative includes graphic material notsuitable for children or the faint of heart.Tickets are $15 and proceeds will bedivided between the Historic AlbanyFoundation and the University ClubFoundation (contributions are tax de-ductible). Tours begin and end at theUniversity Club at 6 p.m. The GrilleRoom will be open for drinks prior tothe tour and for dinner afterward onMonday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th.
Tours are limited to 20 people andreservations are required.
Please callHistoric Albany Foundation directly at518-465-0876 x10 to reserve your spot.Call early, the tour fills up fast!