I choose this particular area because lark street and Madison right now have a lot of bars and restaurant. But this particular area is now currently a Dunkin Donuts and a parking lot, more or less. Back then in was a gas station in which there is one on the opposite side of Madison St. I don’t thing there was much entertainment back then, but now Lark street is best know for their bars and grub places to catch a bite to eat. I wonder how much was gas back then, was it expensive for the people at that time. Also I think what kind of night life or restaurant were there during those years. Was there much going on the neighborhood and when did the neighborhood transition to becoming what it is now today.
This is the New York State Capital, which hold so much responsibilities and politician. The interesting thing is in 1871 the location of the New York State Capital was 1 and a half block away from its current location. Compare to my previous source, these are one the few places that change over the years. These two places might not have much in common but are two location if someone is visitng Albany for the first time should take time out to experience these places. Grab a bite to eat at lark, then head out to the Capital building for a tour and many more.