|Photo of the what used to be Johnson St. and Terrace Pl. in the 22-block area in 1956.|
City Hall can be seen in the background. Courtesy of the Grems-Doolittle Library Photo Collection
|Some of the buildings set to be razed in the ten-year urban renewal plan. |
From the January 14, 1947 issue of the Schenectady Gazette.
Courtesy of fultonhistory.com.
|Construction of Yates Village in 1949 where some of the 22-block residents |
would end up relocating to. Courtesy of theGrems-Doolittle Library's photo collection.
|Demolition of a house on Terrace Place in the 22-block in 1957. |
Courtesy of the Grems-Doolittle Library Photo Collection.
|Early Rendition of the Union Station Plaza included in the 22-Block Urban Renewal Plan. |
From the January 14, 1947 issue of the Schenectady Gazette. Courtesy of fultonhistory.com.
There is a lot more to this story that can't be covered in a single blog post. For more information check out Christopher Patrick Spencer's thesis which you can find on the Schenectady Digital History Archive. http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/schenectady/shovelready/index.html.