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Week of November 21st, 1969 – 50th Anniversary News Series

Week of November 21st, 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!


1. New Library Wing

The Saratoga Springs Public Library builds a new library wing, a $250,000 addition, which including a large addition to the children’s room at the lower level, and a large reading room and study space upstairs. Today it is the site of Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway.


2. Fruit and Flower Mission Gala to benefit Saratoga Hospital’s Maternity Ward

 


3. Macy’s was not looking for Christmas season help until the end of  November, now the merchandise is out right after Halloween


4. Free Sand Delivered


5. Geyser Crest – now building Curt Boulevard


6. Joseph Kennedy Died


7. Color TVs


8. Now Showing: Hang Em High and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Community Theater is showing a double feature: Hang Em High and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly starring Clint Eastwood


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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