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Architects in Albany

96 pages
98 illustrations

Edited by Diana S. Waite


Thirty-six architects—including Philip Hooker, Marcus T. Reynolds, Robert Gibson, Patrick C. Keely, Thomas Fuller, Henry H. Richardson, and Leopold Eidlitz—are profiled in this book copublished by the Historic Albany Foundation and Mount Ida Press. These designers and their firms played a major role in creating Albany's distinctive skyline and its handsome streetscapes. Some of the featured architects made Albany their longtime home, while others came to town to shape a single building. Together they created many of the churches, banks, government buildings, monuments, and private homes that have become important icons in the city of Albany.


Capitol Story, 3rd Edition

222 pages

C. R. Roseberry


Long-awaited third-edition of C. R. Roseberry's classic Capitol Story. first published in 1964.

This revised and expanded edition includes new information based on research done over the past twenty years, and brings the story up to date with a new chapter on the extensive interior and exterior restorations that were completed in 2013. The book also includes scores of new, specially commissioned, full-color photographs; notes; and an index. 

  • Revisions and additional research by the New York State Office of General Services
  • New chapter by Diana S. Waite
  • New photography by Gary David Gold
  • Foreword by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

154 pages

Peter Lacovara and Sue H. D'Auria, editors


The Mystery of the Albany Mummies tells the fascinating tale of two mummies, from their initial mummification in ancient Egypt, to their acquisition by the Albany Institute of History & Art in 1909, and finally to 2013, when the mystery of their identities was uncovered through the intersection of historical scholarship, science, and technology. In the book, which draws on the Institute’s 2013–2014 exhibition “GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies,” scholars from around the world use new scholarship, scientific methods, and medical technology to determine the ages, sexes, occupations, and lifestyles of these two ancient denizens of the AIHA.