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Week of June 13th, 1969 – 50th Anniversary News Series

Week of June 13, 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. Mr. and Mrs. Morris

Mr. and Mrs. Morris co-chair the United Community Fund campaign. They reside in Saratoga with their 4 children: William 15, Laura 13, Lona 10 and Eric 4.




2. St. Peter’s Annual Alumni Dinner

Robert D’Andrea, Saratoga County Supervisor, will be the toastmaster at the St. Peter’s Annual Alumni Dinner


3. Tom Roohan Passes The 8th Grade

St. Clements graduation is scheduled for June 20th. Tom Roohan is graduating from the 8th Grade.



4. St. Peter’s Update

Msgr. Burns to Retire effective June 20thRev. George Phillips will become the new pastor. Msgr. Burns has seen many of his dreams come true. One was the building of the $660,000 St. Peter’s High School (1956) and the debt for the school was paid in full in his Golden Anniversary Year, 1963.

5. The Belmont Ball

Local Saratogians attend the Belmont Ball at the Turf and Field Club at Belmont Park.  Pictured below: John and Peppie Roohan.

6. Union College Goes Co-Ed

Union College is joining a number of all male schools opening their doors to women students.



The Elks Flag Day Parade is held on Flag Day (June 14th), starting at 6:00 PM.



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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