On May 18, 2019, the Society for Commercial Archeology hosted a pop-up event in Albany, New York. We retraced (more or less) our 1989 tour. Using the original program as our guide, we hopped in our cars, connected via cell phone, and saw what was still there, what had changed and what has disappeared … adding a few new finds – and friends – along the way.
We met at the base of the former Home Savings Bank at 11 North Pearl Street, and toured Albany, Cohoes, East Greenbush and Schenectady.
Perhaps the day’s highlight was our brief detour to Jermaine Street, famous for its cluster of Lustron homes, with that part of the adventure made super-cool by the fact that two of our guests – Peter and Paige, own and live in a ’49 Lustron. They promised to consider an SCA party at their house on the 75the anniversary of its delivery!
Spectacular weather. Great people. Fun stories. A lovely way to spend the day!