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Category: Central NY

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A Trip West on Route 5

A Trip West on Route 5

We travel Route 5 frequently, about 12 times a year at least. I’m always seeing those nifty State Historical Markers as we drive by, but traffic has always been too heavy or I’ve always been running too late for us to stop and read them. Our latest trip was much more leisurely, so we took […]

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Architectural Details of the Stanley Theatre

Architectural Details of the Stanley Theatre

I posted about our visit to the Stanley Theatre in Utica, here. I took so many photos, and the photos show such gorgeous architecture, that I wanted you to see how beautiful it is! The Stanley was built in 1928 by the famous architect Thomas Lamb. This is his only “Mexican Baroque” style building, and […]

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The Stanley Theatre, Utica, NY

The Stanley Theatre, Utica, NY

The Stanley Theatre is a beautiful historic landmark, built during the “movie palace” era when the entertainment business was really rising in America (early 1920s); the Stanley is situated right in downtown Utica. I visited the Stanley in 1988, when I saw Carman in concert (what fun that was!). The kids and I took a […]

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More About the Utica Library

More About the Utica Library

I also posted some information and photos about the Utica Library here and here. This library, a tremendous work of architecture, art, and literature, is out favorite library, ever. In my previous posts, I blogged about the history of the library and it’s beautiful architecture. I want to touch on some of the contents this […]

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