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Week of March 28, 1969 – 50th Anniversary News Series

Week of March 28, 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. Haskell Ingmire Donates to Mrs. Thomas Clements

Haskell Ingmire of the Lions Club donates a check for $1,145.09 to Mrs. Thomas Clements, president of the library’s Board of Trustees. The donation may be used where needed.

2. Donnie Pepper Traded to the Expos

Donnie Pepper is traded by Detroit to the Montreal Expos.

3. Pete Gogolaks Night

Pete Gogolak Night

4. James Foley Not Seeking Reelection

Accounts Commissioner James Foley won’t seek reelection. He wants to devote more time to his business and as GOP City Chair.

5. The Youngest Mayor Elected Won’t Seek Reelection

Mayor James Murphy won’t seek reelection – believed to be the youngest Mayor elected at age 27.

6. Dwight D Eisenhower Passes

Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. President and WWII commander of the mightiest Armed Forces ever assembled, has died on this day, March 28, 1969:

7. James Benton Elected President of the Board

James Benton (father of Roohan Realty’s Chris Benton) is elected President of the Board of Managers at Saratoga Hospital:


8. Now Showing: The Teenage Tramp

The Community Theater is showing The Teenage Tramp:


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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