Week of October 3rd, 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 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. League of Women Voters observes 50th year. Happy 100 years!
2. Cape Kennedy celebrates 20 years of launchings, opening October 1, 1949.
3. First Skidmore Students Occupy
4. Urban Renewal
Public Service Announcement: Supervisor Matt Veitch (grandson of Donald Veitch, Urban Renewal Director) will be conducting a Brown Bag Lunch Program October 10, 2019 at 12 Noon.
6. Full Time DA can wait until 1973.
7. Broadway will be raining prize balls.
8. Now Showing: The Loves of Isadora
Community Theater is showing The Loves of Isadora starring Vanessa Redgrave.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, MARY FLANAGAN
Mary 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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