Altamont in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Beebe Harness Shop
IN 1887, CHARLES V. BEEBE received a patent for an easy riding, swing attachment for farm equipment seats. In 1891,he moved to Altamont and opened a harness shop in the Ostrander Building, in what is now 125 Maple Avenue. In 1895, Mr. Beebe purchased and moved his business to 119 Maple Avenue, where he continued to craft harnesses and related leather goods until shortly before his death in 1936. In 1926, the Altamont Free Library moved into the front portion of the building, and in 1949 Frederick Keenholts purchased the building, and moved his insurance business into the front rooms. The library was moved to the rear portion of the building. Keenholts Insurance occupied the building until Roger Keenholt''s death in 1992. In 1994, ReNue Spa opened for business
EN 1887, CHARLES V. BEEBE patentó un rotor para asientos de maquinaria agrícola para facilitar su montaje. En 1891 se mudó a Alta mont y abrió una tienda de arneses en el Edigicio Ostrander, actualmente Avenida Maple 125. En 1895 compró y mudó su negocio a la Avenida Maple 119, donde siguió con su guarnicionería y marroquinería hasta poco antes de su muerte
Erected by Hudson River Valley Greenway. (Marker Number 10.)
Location. 42° 42.134′ N, 74° 1.997′ W. Marker is in Altamont, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altamont NY 12009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enterprise Building (a few steps from this marker); Fire Department/Village Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carriage Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Avenue School (within shouting distance of this marker); Orsini Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Front Cafe (about 400 feet away); Altamont (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altamont.
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