2019 Albany Pop-Up Tour – North Pearl Street

North Pearl Street, part of the Downtown Albany National Register Historic District, was once the major retail street of both the city and the region. With the decline of central cities nationwide, the street hit upon hard times in the 1960s and ’70s. A revival of sorts is going on today, although current retail sales are aimed at the large population of weekday office workers. What remains from the 1920s and Depression Era are:

11 North Pearl Street

11 North Pearl Street

Home Savings Bank
15 North Pearl Street

15 North Pearl Street

S. S. Kresge
23 North Pearl Street

23 North Pearl Street

New: Sherry’s (Ghost Sign)
58 North Pearl Street

58 North Pearl Street

New: Times Union (Repainted Ghost Sign)
71 North Pearl Street

71 North Pearl Street

(Gone) Famous Shoe Store Neon Sign
75 North Pearl Street

75 North Pearl Street

New: B. Lodge & Company
19 Clinton Avenue

19 Clinton Avenue

The Palace Theatre