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B. Lodge & Company

”Albany’s Oldest Store”

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2017
1. B. Lodge & Company Marker
Inscription.  
The City of Albany Salutes
B. Lodge & Co.
”Albany’s Oldest Store”
Established 1867

Presented by
Mayor Gerald D. Jennings
January 11, 1999

 
Erected 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 39.128′ N, 73° 45.057′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from North Pearl Street (New York State Route 32) south of Columbia Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is a metal plaque embedded in the front sidewalk tile at the entrance to subject store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 North Pearl Street, Albany NY 12207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Traction Company Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroads (about 400 feet away); Union Station (about 500 feet away); First Church in Albany (Reformed) (about 500 feet away); Herman Melville
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2017
2. B. Lodge & Company
(about 600 feet away); Patroon Street (about 700 feet away); The Fur Trade (about 800 feet away); Site of 1 Elk St. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. B. Lodge & Company: About Us.
B. Lodge & Co. was established in 1867 by Barrington Lodge and his two sons, Charles and William, on the corner of Broadway and Columbia in downtown Albany. B. Lodge & Co. was a discount store that supplied school uniforms, nursing scrubs and more to the Albany, NY area. As their business grew they moved to 91 N. Pearl Street. They expanded again to 109 N. Pearl Street through to Orange Street for a city block next to the well-remembered Cash Market. After a devastating fire in 1952, Lodge’s moved to its current location at 75 North Pearl Street and rented side stores to different business, including a liquor store and barber shop. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. B Lodge & Company is 150 years old and its owner says it's having one of its best years.
In a city with roots that stretch back four centuries, it takes some doing to be considered old. That said, it's fair to say B. Lodge & Co. - or Lodge's as pretty much everyone calls it - is very old. It's an Albany
B. Lodge & Company (<i>wide view; marker in tile near front entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. B. Lodge & Company (wide view; marker in tile near front entrance)
institution, dating back to 1867 (and maybe even earlier). It's survived booms and busts, and persisted downtown on Pearl Street even as retail stores fled the city over the last half century. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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