October 4, 2006
Albany -- It's called a treasure of downtown Albany, it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it celebrated a big birthday tonight.
The Albany Municipal Auditorium held it's grand opening 90 years ago today.
Back in 1916, it cost $63,000 to build the auditorium. Renovations in 1988 cost $4.1-million.
This evening, city leaders hosted a party to commemorate the building's history.
"Our commissioners with great vision in 1915 and 1916, as they have here in 2006, opened our building so we have this treasure for all to see and share," said Civic Center Director John Mazzola.
The auditorium was not used and fell into disrepair in the 70s. The grand re-opening was in 1990.
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Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
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