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Week of December 12th, 1969 – 50th Anniversary News Series

Week of December 12th, 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!

Roohan Realty wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful to be celebrating 50 years in business with a community that has entrusted Roohan Realty with their real estate needs.


1. Popular Christmas Gift in 1969: AM – FM Portable Radio


2. Polaroid Camera

 


3. Schick Salon Hair Dryer


4. Bond Issue Passes | Community Message


5. Gideon Putnam to receive $650 – 700,000 renovation.

 


6. Walton’s Ad: “Make it a skiing Christmas”


7. Bob Hope entertaining the troops on the USS Saratoga.


8. Now Showing: The Guns of the Magnificent Seven and The Bridge of Remagen

The Community Theater is showing a double feature: The Guns of the Magnificent Seven and The Bridge of Remagen


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 Zoning 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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