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Week of January 24, 1969 – 50th Anniversary News Series

Week of January 24, 1969

50th Anniversary News | Saratoga Springs, NY

series by Mary Flanagan, Associate Real Estate Broker & lifelong Saratogian

519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY: Currently home to Roohan Realty and other local businesses, this historic building served as the city's movie theater for forty years from 1938 to 1978.

519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY: Currently home to Roohan Realty and other local businesses, this historic building was actually a movie theater for forty years (1938-1978).

2019 marks Roohan Realty’s 50th year in business! We would like to take you back to 1969 and share what was happening in the news – locally and nationally. We’ve been having a great time reading old newspapers and hope you enjoy seeing the historic Roohan Realty connections as much as we do. Community involvement and public service have been ingrained in our business from the very beginning – a commitment that continues today. Check back every Thursday for a fresh flashback to 1969!

Week of January 24, 1969

John T. Roohan, Chair of the Saratoga Springs Youth Commission, announces the opening of the new Skidmore Ski Slope which will be opened to the public. It is a community effort in partnership with Skidmore College. Read the story

Skidmore Ski Slope January 1969

Source: The Saratogian, Jan. 22, 1969 accessed at www.fultonhistory.com

Loren Brown of Corinth is sworn in as District Attorney, replacing James A. O’Connor who is now a Family Court Judge:

Saratoga County DA 1961 James O'Connor with assistant Loren Brown. Photo from The Saratogian January 4, 1961

A 1961 image of District Attorney James A. O’Connor (right), congratulating Loren Brown (center) on his appointment as assistant DA. Loren would go on to replace O’Connor as Saratoga County District Attorney 8 years later. Source: The Saratogian, Jan. 4, 1961 accessed at www.fultonhistory.com

Patrick J. Simone receives the first state ambulance service license in Saratoga County:

saratoga county first state ambulance license 1969

Source: The Saratogian, Jan. 24, 1969 accessed at fultonhistory.com

St. Peter’s Academy will increase tuition by $20 for September 1969, from $80 to $100 per family.

St. Clements School announces tuition will not increase. Currently $5 per month for the first child, and $3 for additional children in the family (except Kindergarten, which costs $5/month). No kids? $5 can also get you an extravagant dinner for two! Chateau de Louis (Glens Falls, NY) is advertising live lobster and prime rib specials in The Saratogian:

Source: The Saratogian, Jan. 23, 1969 accessed at fultonhistory.com

The Community Theater is playing a “fast, fresh and exciting” thriller for mature audiences only: Bullitt (1968) starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Vaughn:

Source: The Saratogian, Jan. 23, 1969 accessed at fultonhistory.com

The House of the Week is this “All-American Colonial” by architect, Samuel Paul, who wanted to create a home where wild teens and parents seeking some peace and quiet could coexist under the same roof:

Source: The Saratogian, Jan. 24, 1969 accessed at fultonhistory.com

View the story and floor plan here

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, MARY FLANAGAN

mary beth flanaganMary Flanagan is an Associate Real Estate Broker at Roohan Realty with over 30 years of experience as a licensed REALTOR® specializing in residential real estate. A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, NY, Mary is extremely knowledgeable about not only Saratoga’s real estate market, but also its history and the community as a whole. She is an active board member for Racing City Rotary Club and U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, and served on the Saratoga Springs Board of Appeals from 1994 to 2004. In her free time, Mary enjoys researching and writing about Saratoga’s history; she authored Roohan Realty’s Saratoga Centennial blog series in 2015 and is currently working on an Anniversary News series to commemorate our company’s 50th year in business this year (2019). View Mary’s bio & current listings


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