Many historic buildings have been preserved in Troy. The problem is that, like its legendary namesake, the city on the Hudson is a place of fabulous architectural riches. While some notable landmarks have been saved and a few even accorded the status of civic monuments, equally important ones have been lost. But even more costly is the steady erosion of the city's background fabric of vernacular buildings. A mill or row of houses vanished here, a swath of bugalows there, and the inevitable end result will be an "anywhere".
Our earlier webpages memorialize definining sites like the Rensselaer Iron Works, lost to generations of arsonists, the Freihofer Bakery, lost to development, or Thomas' Tavern, lost to entropy. This page presents a look at more modest lost or imperiled buildings, more entries in the Trojan Book of the Dead.
To view our other Lost Troy pages or return to the "Lost Landmarks" home page, click here.