Late Autumn 1965 — Construction Continues on Hackett Boulevard

Today we share the last three photographs showing construction of St. Paul’s Hackett Boulevard building. These slides were processed in November 1965, and probably show progress as of late October or early November of that year.

The first photo is from an unusual vantage: the photographer stood behind and above the chapel, providing an interesting view of parts of the surrounding area. You can clearly see that what is now the Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus parking lot was still open ground.

Hackett Boulevard November 1965

Hackett Boulevard November 1965

The second photo shows the west end of the nave, with all exterior work apparently complete.

Hackett Boulevard November 1965

Hackett Boulevard November 1965

And finally, another shot from the east, showing the back of the education wing and the back of the church proper, with the back wall still not enclosed. You can just make out workmen, sitting on scaffolding.

Hackett Boulevard November 1965

Hackett Boulevard November 1965

These are the last photographs showing exterior construction. Work on the interior must have continued through the winter, in preparation for the consecration of the main altar in April 1966 and  consecration of the entire building in June of that year.

 

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