Diana S. Waite’s new book The Architecture of Downtown Troy: An Illustrated History (Excelsior Editions, 2019) tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.
Located about 150 miles north of Manhattan, on the east bank of the Hudson River, the city of Troy, New York, was once an industrial giant.
It led the nation in iron production throughout much of the nineteenth century, and its factories turned out bells and cast-iron stoves that were sold the world over. Its population was both enterprising and civic-minded.
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