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Watery woes for Union Inn

Mud threatens 1867 landmark’s foundation

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A venerable institution in downtown Schenectady is being undermined from below. The Union Inn’s basement is filling with mud. An off-and-on waterfall has sprouted in a corner. After 146 years, something has suddenly gone wrong. Bricks that were laid when the building was built are now loose, the mortar destroyed by water. A beer cooler that sat safely in the basement for years has been engulfed by mud. At the height of the emergency, owner ...

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