Altamont in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home Front Cafe
Altamont, New York
—The Museum in the Streets —
ON 2 APRIL 1864, DAVID BECKER purchased an acre of land from Conrad Crounse for $400, along the newly laid railroad tracks. On this land, Silas Hilton and Benjamin Crounse built a dry goods store, with rooms to let upstairs. The store was operated by Mr. Becker and Angelica Hilton, Silas Hilton's wife. The oldest continuously occupied commercial building in Altamont, the building has housed many businesses during the last 150 years, including the post office, a barber shop, a tavern, a general store, a wine and spirits shop, a newspaper, a hotel, a bowling alley, an ice cream parlor, and several restaurants. The Home Front Café, with its WW II canteen theme, is the current occupant, continuing to serve the residents of Altamont and the travelers to the Village.
Erected by Hudson River Valley Greenway. (Marker Number 8.)
Location. 42° 42.072′ N, 74° 1.995′ W. Marker is in Altamont, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 156), on the right when traveling west. 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. Altamont Free Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Orsini Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated (within shouting distance of this marker); Inn of George Severson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beebe Harness Shop (about 400 feet away); Altamont (about 400 feet away); Enterprise Building (about 400 feet away); Fire Department/Village Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altamont.
Categories. Industry & Commerce •
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