If you have seen "The Age of Innocence," you have caught glimpses of this engaging town. Troy stood in for the city of New York at the end of the 19th century in Martin Scorsese's beautiful 1993 film (which we viewed Saturday evening in the lounge). Fortunately, Troy's signature architecture somehow dodged the urban renewal wrecking ball of the 1960s. So, there's charm here, as well as an extraordinary place in history.
About a mile upstream from the non-navigable rapids at Troy (at which point the Hudson River actually begins), the Mohawk River flows from the west into the Hudson. Given that geography, Troy found itself at a crossroads of transportation and commerce, a significant spot on what could be considered to be the Oregon Trail of the East, the water route of westward expansion.
|I don't know the name of|
this building, but note the
fire escape system -- foot
and hand rails at the
windows leading to a
ladder on the left.
|Everything in this image is Tiffany designed.|