An old photo album of the Fairview Home For Friendless Children was recently rediscovered while beginning an inventory process of materials in the Collection of the Town of Colonie Historian’s Office and Historical Society.
In the album were these three photos depicting a deep gorge with either a train or trolley trestle in the background, and a view of a very interesting mill complex that may have existed in the Capital District area.
Another view of the stream powering the mill is seen but taken from a different location, possibly just upstream looking down on one of the bridges of the mill complex. Unfortunately, none of the photos have any identification on them. All of the other photos in the album were of the Fairview Home and children at the facility or on nearby field trips.
Town of Colonie Historian Kevin Franklin is looking for help in trying to identify these photos. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or via phone at (518) 782-2601.
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