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St. Francis: A new chapter starts downtown

Written April 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Another page is about to be turned in the continuing story of changes in Albany’s downtown. Pride Printing has occupied the ground floor of the former St. Francis Hotel for about 50 years, and now the business leaving.


New sign evokes an era long ago

Written May 4th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany has no more downtown hotels, as it did long ago when there were several, but now it does have a restored hotel canopy that brings back memories of that bygone era.


Crunched canopy: Not a simple case

Written January 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s been a couple of months since a passing railroad maintenance truck got too close and mangled the canopy over the old entrance to the former St. Francis Hotel. The owner says the Portland & Western is ready to pay for fixing the damage to this downtown Albany landmark, but getting it done appears to be more complicated […]


 
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