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A century ago, W. Garner Bee created Grand Boulevard

The W. Garner Bee Home on Grand Boulevard in Niskayuna.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The W. Garner Bee Home on Grand Boulevard in Niskayuna.
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By 1917, it was clear W. Garner Bee’s plan for an upscale neighborhood just east of the city was going to succeed, perhaps beyond his expectations. It was time to build a home where he and Mary Ida would be happy for the rest of their lives. A year later the Bees, minus their two adult children, moved into their tudor-like, terra-cotta home at 2275 Grand Blvd. in Niskayuna. A decade earlier Bee was one ...

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