"If all the buildings mentioned herein were still standing, Albany would be one of the architectural wonders of the Western world. That so much of quality and of historical interest remains--given the depredations of time and man--is a cause for celebration. Ongoing scholarly research had resulted in an up-to-date local classic. And as this compilation has been 30 years off and on in the making, it will most likely be the latest printed word for years to come." --Normas S. Rice, Director Emeritus, Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany Architecture - $27.95 +tax
This richly illustrated touring companion beckons the familiar and the newly curious to experience one of America's oldest cities, where architects of national renown- Russell Sturgis, H. H. Richardson, Leopold Eidlitz, Stanford White, and Wallace K. Harrison among others- created designs not only for the monumental public buildings that define the city but also for its commercial center and its distinctive residential enclaves. Let this guide take you for walks and rides through the city's history, or listen to its stories from the comfort of an armchair on a quiet evening.
Both books are availabe for purchase at the following locations or on Amazon:
Historic Albany Foundation Office & Warehouse 89 Lexington Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Albany Institue of History & Art 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
Albany Visitors Center 25 Quackenbush Square Albany, NY 12207
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203