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Victorian Era Buildings

Troy, New York is 15 minutes north of Albany, the capital of New York State. During the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, Troy was one of the most prosperous cities in the United States due mainly to the iron works and textile factories that lined the riverfront.

Troy, New York is 15 minutes north of Albany, the capital of New York State. During the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, Troy was one of the most prosperous cities in the United States due mainly to the iron works and textile factories that lined the riverfront.

The influx of industry brought large amounts of money and commerce into the city, and the people that owned the factories and businesses built large, extravagant homes here. The streets of Troy were lined with giant houses with intricate detail, bay windows and luxurious interiors. For the entire Victorian era, Troy was a wealthy industrial centre, and the people that lived here wanted the world to know it, so they built their homes accordingly.

Today, the wealth that made Troy a famous city is long gone. So are some of the beautiful Victorian homes that once lined the streets. However, Troy still has one of the largest surviving collections of Victorian structures in the United States and is well known for the preservation efforts that keep these buildings and homes standing. Sadly, many have fallen into disrepair, but there are far more buildings that are still used as businesses and homes.

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