2019 Albany Pop-Up Tour – East Greenbush

EAST GREENBUSH, this town is one of the fastest-growing suburban towns east of Albany. Once a rural settlement along the Columbia Turnpike, it has become a bedroom community for Albany. Prior to construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike and the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway, Columbia Turnpike–now part of U.S. Route 20–was the major highway connecting the capital District with New England. As a result, the typical assortment of highway businesses sprouted along the road. Among the most important are:

1573 Columbia Turnpike

1573 Columbia Turnpike

Twilite Motel(?)
1538 Columbia Turnpike

1538 Columbia Turnpike

Broughton’s Auto Repair
630 Columbia Turnpike

630 Columbia Turnpike

(Gone) Catalpa Garden Cabins
Elliot Road

Elliot Road

(Gone) Double-gabled former Shell Gas Station
589 Columbia Turnpike

589 Columbia Turnpike

Former Carvel Ice Cream (now Lickety Split)
576 Columbia Turnpike

576 Columbia Turnpike

Mount Vernon Motel (now Americas Best Value Inn)
337 Columbia Turnpike

337 Columbia Turnpike

Turnpike Snack Bar / Roadhouse (now Selenas Café)
110 Columbia Turnpike

110 Columbia Turnpike

Fort Crailo Motel (now Capital Inn & Suites)
214 Columbia Turnpike

214 Columbia Turnpike

(Gone) Pat & Bob’s Diner
309 Columbia Street

309 Columbia Street

Albany Mack Sales