Well, it's been a long time since I posted. So much for being consistent. Must make more effort to do this!
I've started to bring Troy to Brooklyn by posting about our very cool architecture and history. I'm only going to do it once in a while, as I was hired to write about Brooklyn, but my first topic was a fun one - the history and architecture of one of Troy's most iconic buildings: "The Fortress." Originally built as the United Waste Manufacturing Company, in 1902, this huge castle-like warehouse in South Troy can be seen for miles, especially from across the river, on I-787. What is it? I wanted to know, and here's what I found out:
(Photo by bilfazjr on flickr)
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My name is Suzanne Spellen. I've been many things: a writer, historian, preservationist, musician, traveler, designer, sewer, teacher, and tour guide; a long time Brooklynite and now, a proud resident of Troy, NY.