Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Making of A Collar City

Troy New York is a city that I fell in love with 11 years ago.  I came to Troy for the first time right after purchasing my first house in Athens, NY to visit the Hart Cluett Mansion in downtown Troy.  The city drew me in immediately because of the beautiful 18th century architecture that abounds throughout.  The architecture gives Troy an old world charm that makes you feel as if you stepped back in time.  At one time, Troy was the 5th wealthiest city in America and the industrial revolution was alive and well here.  

Hannah Lord Montague, who was the wife of a Blacksmith in Troy, invented the detachable shirt collar in 1827.   

This is a photo of the Cluett and Peabody Company shirt factory circa 1920'S.  

Cluett and Peabody ironing department circa 1920.

Cluett and Peabody dampening department circa 1920.
     The is a picture of Troy's waterfront circa 1909.

Here is a view of Troy from the year 1858.

 The Gurley building downtown Troy New York.  From the cars the picture this looks to be the 1970's.  

This is the Gurley building in what looks like the 1920's.
The Burden Water Wheel

 Troy New York's Monument Square

The autumn season in Troy New York.

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