5th Avenue at Hoosick Street (SW Corner),
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The Palace in Troy was a neighborhood house that probably opened in the 20’s. It was located near the Proctor’s, Troy Theatre, the Gaiety, and the American, so it probably was a last-run house.
I recall riding by the theatre as a child frequently in the mid-70’s. It was in use as the local hall for the Papermakers' Union, but the large, semi-circular marquee with cursive “Palace” letters on top was still there. Apparently, the theatre closed in the 60’s due to fire, and the papermakers' repurposed it. The marquee’s white milk glass was charred and melted at the bottom and resembled a dripping candle, but they decided for some reason to leave it there.
The whole building was demolished a short time after for construction of the new Hoosick Street bridge.
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