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Preservationists want a look before Olender is razed

The former Olender building on State Street in Schenectady Friday, November 15, 2013.
The former Olender building on State Street in Schenectady Friday, November 15, 2013.
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If you know downtown Schenectady, you know the Olender building.

It has stood tall on lower State Street since at least 1900, when it was technically two buildings — one that housed the Empire Furniture Store and another that housed The Carl Company. To modern-day Schenectadians, though, the Olender building is recognizable for the large, weathered green aluminum that covers its facade. That aluminum has been there so long — it dates back to ...

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artbarb
November 16, 2013
2 p.m.

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Just look in Don Rittner's Schenectady Then and Now, page 27 and you can see the TWO buildings Gillen is going to raze along with the other.

fbsdmd
November 16, 2013
4:36 p.m.

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Hey Gloria-maybe you should also take a look at what's under the Bi-Mor facade. Might be some civil war stuff.

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