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Landmarks: City Mission warehouse hosted fight by future champion

The City Mission warehouse at 11 Cheltingham Ave. in Schenectady was a popular skating rink during World War II and once hosted a professional boxing match between Schenectady’s Marty Servo and Stanley “Baby” Sims. (Photo by Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
The City Mission warehouse at 11 Cheltingham Ave. in Schenectady was a popular skating rink during World War II and once hosted a professional boxing match between Schenectady’s Marty Servo and Stanley “Baby” Sims. (Photo by Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
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Cheltingham Avenue in the Hungry Hill section of Schenectady isn’t much of a destination these days, but on a cold January night in 1946 the Royal Roller Skating Rink on the south side of the city was definitely the place to be. A City Mission warehouse and storage facility for the past 11 years, the building was a popular skating rink during World War II. But on that Thursday night, Jan. 10, nearly 65 years ...


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