Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Chuck the Writer finds an old photo of the Armory
Of course, sports fans know the Armory as a mecca for professional and college basketball games, going back to at least the 1920's with the Albany Senators. Siena played their home games in the Armory for a long time, so did the 1940's Albany Green Devils and the 1980's-2009 Albany Patroons. It's also been used as the home hoops haven for Bishop Maginn basketball, Schenectady County Community College hoops, and several high school tournaments.
I took this photo in 2005, just before the Armory underwent a major restoration and face lift. This was just before the Albany Patroons re-joined the Continental Basketball Association after a decade-long absence from the league.
At some point I will get a new photograph taken, to at least show the "before" and "after" view of the Armory.